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Welcome to the leas lift.

The Folkestone Leas Lift is a grade II* listed funicular railway that carried passengers between the seafront and the promenade in Folkestone, Kent. Originally installed in 1885, it carried 2,389 passengers on the first day! It is one of only three remaining water-balanced lifts in the UK, and the only remaining cliff lift in Folkestone (there were two more along the Leas; The Metropole Lift and the Sandgate Hill Lift).

The Folkestone Leas Lift Company Charity hope to restore and reopen the Leas Lift in 2025. Please read our FAQ to learn more about our journey so far and our future plans. Set up as a community interest company with funding from the Radnor Estate and the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, the FLLC aims to raise funds to help repair the lift and to create and implement a sustainable long-term plan for its operation.

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Welcome to The Leas Lift

The Historic Funicular Lift

Home

About

Consultation

Supporters

FAQ

The Board

Jobs

Contact

Welcome to the leas lift.

The Folkestone Leas Lift is a grade II* listed funicular railway that carried passengers between the seafront and the promenade in Folkestone, Kent. Originally installed in 1885, it carried 2,389 passengers on the first day! It is one of only three remaining water-balanced lifts in the UK, and the only remaining cliff lift in Folkestone (there were two more along the Leas; The Metropole Lift and the Sandgate Hill Lift).

The Folkestone Leas Lift Company Charity hope to restore and reopen the Leas Lift in 2025. Please read our FAQ to learn more about our journey so far and our future plans. Set up as a community interest company with funding from the Radnor Estate and the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, the FLLC aims to raise funds to help repair the lift and to create and implement a sustainable long-term plan for its operation.

Generously Supported by