Battle of Britain Memorial
New Dover Rd, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7JJ, UK
About Battle of Britain Memorial
The National Memorial to the Few Dedicated to the heroic and selfless deeds of the men who won the Battle of Britain. The Memorial itself inspires quiet reflection on the bravery and sacrifice shown by the aircrew – fewer than 3,000 men – who flew, fought and sometimes died in probably the most crucial battle fought by this country in the whole of the 20th century. Also on the site are replicas of a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire and the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, on wh
Attractions near Battle of Britain Memorial
Sunny Sands Beach is a popular sandy beach located close to the centre of town and next to Folkestone Harbour. As such all the facilities are close by including cafés, pubs, shops and toilets. Later on take a stroll along the zig zag path of the Lower Leas Coastal parks where you can stop off at the amazing childrens adventure playground complete with pirate ship and rope slide.
Folkestone’s Harbour Arm is a beautiful promenade out at sea with a World-class view. The former railway station and ferry terminal have been comprehensively and imaginatively restored to reflect the heritage of the site, including its role as an embarkation point for millions of soldiers in WW1.Local businesses have become well established along the pier offering choices from champagne to gourmet coffee, Greek mezze to hand-stretched sourdough pizzas.
The Lower Leas Coastal Park is a linear park between Folkestone and Sandgate which has been developed into an award-winning park for recreation and enjoyment of the coast. It also boasts an amphitheatre which hosts theatre and musical performances during the warmer months, and is right next to the beach.
The Kent Battle of Britain Museum is an aviation museum located in Hawkinge, Kent, focused on the Battle of Britain. The worlds largest Battle of Britain collection of memorabilia, Artefacts from over 700 crashed aircraft on display. It has an impressive collection of Battle of Britain artefacts recovered from more than 650 crashed aircraft.
Samphire Hoe, the nature reserve of Eurotunnel located between Folkestone and Dover in Kent, is a place for both wildlife to thrive and people to enjoy. The park was created by using 4.9 million cubic meters of chalk marl from the Channel Tunnel excavations and is found at the bottom of a section of the White Cliffs of Dover. The site is owned by Getlink, and managed by the White Cliffs Countryside Project.
Western Heights is an elongated hill that overlooks the Dour valley, the port of Dover and English Channel. The Romans built a lighthouse on the site no later than the second century AD and also constructed similar structures on the hill to the east and at Tour d'Odre in Boulogne. They comprise a series of forts, strong points and ditches, designed to protect the country from invasion.
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Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west, and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.