Folkestone harbourFolkestone , United Kingdom
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In the webcam you can see the port of the city of Folkestone, which arose in the 13th century. The rapid development of the harbor in the online camera has turned the city into a prosperous port. At the beginning of the 19th century, work was carried out here to protect the coast from the French invasion.
Later, after the opening of the Channel Tunnel, Folkestone Harbor in the live camera lost its importance, but ferries continued to call here, as before.
Nowadays, the port in the web camera is mainly used as a marina. At the base of the pier in the online camera there is a hotel building, erected already in the modern period. Near the breakwater, the rescue tug of the King of the Angles rescue service is constantly located.
The city of Folkestone, where the live broadcast is coming from, is located in Kent, between two rocky hills on the southern outskirts of the North Downs.
Folkestone, shown in the webcam, is a traditional Victorian resort town with excellent links to London and Europe. It is also home to the Folkestone Eurotunnel Passenger Terminal, delivering trucks and cars through the Channel Tunnel to the Coquell terminal in Calais faster than any other cross-channel.
Recently, Folkestone, where the webcam is located, has been experiencing a vibrant revival, mainly in the field of art, especially in the abandoned harbor area in the webcam.
The city, whose port is shown by the live webcam, also has a long history, being one of the main staging posts for millions of soldiers going to the trenches of France during the First World War. Nearby there are attractive villages and towns including Hythe and Sandgate.
Until the 19th century, Folkestone, shown in the web camera, was a small fishing village. In 1807, a decision was made to build a pier and equip the water area that you see online.
In the old part of Folkestone, whose harbor you see online, there are buildings constructed in the Middle Ages. In 2005, the Folkestone Historical Center was opened here, bringing together archaeologists, historians and ethnographers to work collectively to study the ancient history of the city. Thus, the specialists of the historical center carried out archaeological excavations in the area of the Roman villa, which is located on the Eastern Rocks, as well as research within the boundaries of the early Anglo-Saxon church.
Every May in Folkestone, where the live stream is conducted from, the traditional chamber music festival takes place in the parish church of St. Mary and St. Eanswyth. It also hosts concerts featuring local and international artists under the auspices of Bayle Music.
In Folkestone, summer is are short, comfortable and windy. Winter is long, very cold and windy. It is usually quite cloudy all year round. During the year, the temperature usually ranges from 3C to 21C and is rarely below -2C or above 26C.
Weather forecast in Folkestone for 7 days is available on our website online.