Folkestone is a town on the eastern coast of Kent, in the south-east of England more generally. Human settlement in the area has existed since the Mesolithic period, with evidence of trade between Folkestone and the Roman Empire. Having been attacked by the French several times in the medieval period, and the site of plenty of smuggling during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, modern-day Folkestone is a much more peaceful place. With beautiful sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs, Folkestone is a gorgeous place in which to live and work. Shoppers can enjoy the large Bouverie Place Shopping Centre with plenty of high-street shops and loads of independent shops in the town's Creative Quarter. Foodies can enjoy the range of excellent restaurants in Folkestone, with lots of excellent fish restaurants as well as more exotic fare. With beautiful sandy beaches to stroll along and plenty of activities- including a ski centre, sculptured gardens and sports centre, young families and professionals alike can find plenty to do in the town. Families are well-served by a plethora of excellent schools, whilst young professionals can enjoy an under-an-hour commute to London. Properties to rent in Folkestone range from beautiful and affordable apartments with sea views to expansive family homes in the nearby countryside, and everything in between.