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The Leas Lift, Folkestone
(4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
The Folkestone Leas Lift is not only a working water balance lift, but it is also open as a living museum to provide educational facilities for school children, students or anyone else having an interest in Victorian engineering.

The lift is a remarkable piece of engineering that has carried more than 50 million people since it opened, in a process that is extremely energy effect, emits no pollution, recycles 100% of the water it uses to drive the cars and has a very small carbon footprint.

The company is only the fourth organisation to manage the lift in a history that spans two world wars and a recent decline in the town's fortunes!
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TripAdvisor
  • This is really quirky, not many of these around. It is deffo worth the money just because it is quirky. 
  • The grandchildren loved this...I remembered it from many years ago...t is one of those things everyone should experience. 
  • This lift was going when I was a small child and it's great to see it still going strong some 50 years later. The lift is water driven, and moves with a great deal of clanking and whirring - there was...  more »
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  • A very handy lift which travels quickly. Saves a big walk up the cliff.
  • Unfortunatley, the lift was temporarily closed when I was there in May as the carriages were being repaired - may be best to check in advance if going out of your way to visit.