Folkestone services
Folkestone services is located in Kent
Folkestone services
Folkestone services
Location within Kent
Coordinates:51°05′42″N 1°02′42″E / 51.095°N 1.045°E / 51.095; 1.045
Date opened9 January 2008[1]

Folkestone services is a motorway service station on the M20 motorway at Westenhanger, seven miles from Folkestone in Kent, England. They are the second to be built on the motorway and were opened on 9 January 2008.[2]

The services are found off Junction 11. They contain a petrol station, parking for both cars and lorries, and a number of shops.

A lorry park with 82 parking spaces and customs clearance facilities provided by Channel Ports Ltd has been operated on the site since 2011.[3]


Junctions 10 to 13 of the M20 motorway were opened in 1981.[4] Prior to the construction of the services, the proposed site was subjected to an archaeological investigation. This was because the area was close to known archaeological sites. Shards of pottery dating from the 1st–4th centuries were discovered and there may have been a Roman settlement between the current site of the services and line of the nearby Roman road from Lympne to Canterbury.[5]


Stop 24 Folkestone services has no on-site hotel. The closest is located at Roadchef Maidstone services.


Petrol station

The Petrol station at Stop 24 is a Shell station.

Other Facilities


  1. ^ "History:Folkestone". Motorway Services Online. Retrieved 1 April 2023.
  2. ^ "History:Folkestone". Motorway Services Online. Retrieved 1 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Channel Ports - Home". Channel Ports Ltd. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ M20/M26/A20(London - Dover): Strategic development – Description of route, Highways Agency, archived from the original on 27 September 2007, retrieved 5 September 2009
  5. ^ Stevens, S (1994), Archaeological Evaluation of Land Adjacent to Hillhurst Farm, Westenhanger, Hythe, Kent (TR 132372) (Project No. 1994/126), Ditchling: South Eastern Archaeological Services