Folkstone Tunnel Stop-overs

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    We're on the 07:50 shuttle on Monday 4th March and heading towards Folkstone on the Sunday afternoon/evening. Anywhere near to departure point that you can pull up safely and legally for a few hours sleep? or would we be best to book in somewhere that wont mind up being off early on the Monday morning? Any suggestions from those that have gone before please.

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  2. chaser

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    Plenty Laybys where the lorries stop but a bit close to the road and noisy, thats where we stop but I have noticed a speacial stopover place that says it is for early arrivals, close to, but not tried it so cant give anymore info, some one on here will know
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    should have said departures:Doh:
     
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    Hi when in the uk,we use Ashford truck stop,your see it sign posted off the motorway,about 20 mins from the tunnel, always a quiet area to be found, or we use folkstone sea front , never had any problems , or lastley and for a longer stay there is a c.c site called black horse at hawkinge just near to folkstone, hope this helps, Alf
     
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    There is a c & cc site in Folkstone but if I were you I wouldnt bother with it, nice when you get to it overlooking the sea but a b***** to get to down a narrow unmade lane, we did it last year and most who were there said they wouldnt again
     
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    Just follow the signs to the 'Early Departures' service area. Plenty of parking, toilets etc. And shop/café (not 24 hours I think) and service station. It's only minutes from the terminal.
    But only 1st 2 hours free...

    Stop 24 is located just minutes from the Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover. It is the UK's largest service station and until recently it was the newest. It also doubles up as a 'Port Early Arrival Facility', meaning that anyone early for their ship or a train can stop by and rest before heading onwards.
    First two hours free for all vehicles. After this, cars must pay £5 per 24 hour period or £3 for up to 4 hours. Tickets can be bought through a pay-by-phone system with instructions in the car park.
    Parking is available for caravans and motorhomes in designated areas. The first two hours are free and overnight parking from 1800 - 0930 costs £20 or 30 Euros. A combined parking and £10 food voucher is also available fro £28 or 35 Euros.
    Road:M20 at J11
    (also accessible to traffic on the A20 and the B2068)Address:Stop 24 Services
    Stanford Intersection
    Hythe
    Kent
    CT21 4BLTelephone number:01303 760273/4Signposted from the road?YesOpened:2008Grid reference:TR132372Services type:Single site located at a junction.
     
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    Thats the one, didnt know it was free though, thanks for that we'l give it a go next time
    Thanks
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    In the blurb it says free for 1st 2 hours. We've actually stayed there for more than 2 hours overnight but check first :Wink:

    (otherwise it's a bit OTT like most UK services)
     
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    There is a park and ride at Canterbury look on the MMM forums Outandaboutactive for the posting for Tunnel Parking someone has posted a detailed map . Or you can try your luck and try and get an early crossing and then park at the City Europe motorhome parking overnight just look for the bus parking off the Boulevard-du-Kent.
     
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    We stopped here last time - http://www.thedruminn.com/.

    Only a very short distance from junction 11 on the motorway, very quiet and you can get a meal in the pub if you wish. Just minutes from the terminal so very convenient.

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    Noisy early evening but gets quiet after 1930hrs. Supermarket opposite, bars and takeaways in High St., 2 mins walk. Canal park area for dog walks.
     
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    This isn't open until 21st March.
     
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    Regarding the Canterbury overnight stop for motorhomes, this is something I posted on another forum:

    Plus some diagrams too of how to get to it etc:
     

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    Is the Canterbury P&R open 24 hours for arrivals and departures?
     
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