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Car hire in Folkestone

Car hire in Folkestone

Located in the south-east of the UK, Folkestone is a lovely little port town in Kent. While Folkestone does not have the buzzing and vibrant atmosphere of your typical city, it is a great place to visit for some fresh air, fabulous scenery and tasty seafood dishes.

What I need to know

Why not explore Folkestone and it’s surrounding areas with the flexibility of hiring a car? We will provide you with customer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can find a vehicle suited to your needs. Our online booking tool will allow you to find the best deals, with no cancellation or amendment fees should your plans alter.

Where to pick up my car

When it comes to airports and picking up your car, you really are spoilt for choice. The nearest major airport to Folkestone is London Southend Airport (SEN) which is 84 miles from the town. London City Airport (LCY), Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Stansted Airport (STN) are also all in driving distance of Folkestone.

The majority of car hire desks will be located in the arrivals hall of each airport. Alternatively, you can pick up your car at a number of city centre locations.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Once you’ve collected your car keys it’s time to jump into your vehicle and explore all Folkestone has to offer. The quaint town lies on the edge of North Downs at a valley between two cliffs. It has the perfect scenery for leisurely walks along the coast where you can admire the town’s history.

Nearby Folkestone

Nearby Folkestone, you will be able to visit Hythe, a small town packed with unique boutiques and antique shops. It is also home to the 10th century St Leonard’s Church, which is well worth a visit. Alternatively, take a drive to Dover, where you can see the world-famous White Cliffs and enjoy a cliff top walk.

Longer drives

Take your car further afield to London via the M20 where you can watch a West End show, climb to the top of The Shard and enjoy the magnificent views, or shop till you drop on the world-famous Oxford Street. You can also visit Canterbury, an authentic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Eating and drinking

A trip to Folkestone would not be complete with a traditional English dish of fish and chips, locally sourced and fresh from the sea. If you feel like trying a variety of cuisines you’ll have much choice in the town, with restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and Italian foods, among others.

Things to do

Folkestone boasts cutting-edge art in the Creative Quarter where you can explore many galleries, bars and quirky eateries. The Leas is a mile-long cliff-top promenade where you can catch a glimpse of sea views to France. Alternatively, drive to the Lower Leas Coastal Park where you can kick back and relax on the beach.

Sightseeing

Why not visit Folkestone Harbour Arm where you will be provided with an eclectic mix of food, drink and entertainment? If you’re interested in the history of the area, you can visit Kent Battle of Britain Museum, which has a great collection of WWII aviation-themed artifacts, aircraft hangars, planes and uniforms.

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