The are has been inhabited since the Iron Age, when it was a major quarry and trading site. In 100 AD, Roman villas were built here overlooking the Channel.
People Born in Folkestone
Folkestone in People's Lives
Agatha Christie: During childhood, my family frequently traveled to stay at a second home in France, and we always came here to fetch a ferry across the Channel. It was always an exciting event for me, and one that fostered a love for travel.