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Folkestone racecourse, Westenhanger.jpg
Folkestone Racecourse
Westenhanger is located in Kent
Westenhanger shown within Kent
Population 429 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HYTHE
Postcode district CT21
Dialling code 01303
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°05′27″N 1°02′15″E / 51.0909°N 1.0375°E / 51.0909; 1.0375Coordinates: 51°05′27″N 1°02′15″E / 51.0909°N 1.0375°E / 51.0909; 1.0375

Westenhanger is a small village in south-east Kent, England.[2] It is located around 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Hythe and just south of junction 11 of the M20 motorway. Stone Street, the Roman road from nearby Lympne to Canterbury, passes through the village. It is in the civil parish of Stanford.

Westenhanger is home to Folkestone Racecourse, which during World War II also served as an airfield, RAF Westenhanger. It closed for redevelopment in December 2012. Another attraction is Westenhanger Castle, located beside the grandstand of the racecourse.

The village also has its own railway station, served by Southeastern trains running between Charing Cross and Dover via Ashford.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 179 Canterbury & East Kent (Dover & Margate) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319228784.

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