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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway
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Devon's famous Lynton & Lynmouth funicular Cliff Railway is the most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns & will be the highlight of any visit. Enjoy stunning views of the North Devon Coastline as you ride the steepest totally...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EQ, England
+44 1598 753908
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All reviews victorian engineering return ticket unique experience great fun piece of history water powered short trip an adult worth a trip well worth a visit steep hill zig zag path fantastic views walked down north devon ride carriage
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I go to Devon every year and never miss this out. We have always parked the car in Lynton, taken a stroll down the high street and then taken the beautiful walk down to Lynmouth. Can be a bit tiring but definitely worth the views....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Becca_p25
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Wow what a lovely afternoon we had at Lynmouth it really is a beautiful picturesque place the harbour is lovely and we had a long stroll walking around looking in the quaint shops and we got some treats to bring home with us,lunch was good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NorthStar823932
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

The highest and steepest water-powered railway in the world. Take a ride from the bottom at Lynmouth and watch in awe as you rise above the crystal blue waters below. Stop at the top for a great cream tea (but be sure to research whether...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 493LisaW
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Certainly the best way to see the views and also kinder on the legs. It’s a fun way to get between Lyndon and Lynemouth.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane J
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip! We went out of season so no queues and really reasonable prices. Both villages at the top and bottom of the railway have a few nice shops and pubs to mooch around. Nice to read about the history of these...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 687hannahv
Reviewed 4 November 2018

You just have to give this a blast, if you're visiting Lynton/Lynmouth. It's a bit pricey, for what it is, at £13 return for a family of four. However, it's much easier than climbing the hill up to Lynton!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WilfandFamily
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I wrote about this "Cliff Railway" on here last year. I personally think It Is a great experience and It Is well worth the Money. The fee that you pay maintains this Victorian masterpiece and does not receive any other funding. All I can say...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LCA1
Reviewed 28 October 2018

the weather was fantastic , the views were out of this world , staff very friendly price was ok !! yes it was a short journey . the cafe above was good . it was very interesting seeing it work and well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stevenfW2661FT
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Our return trip to Lynton and back was great! The conductors were great and really seemed like they enjoyed what they were doing. The ride going up is brilliant, as you get higher things just become more beautiful as you start to see the cliff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jimandsue1121
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We met some people on holiday who told us about this when we said we were coming to Devon for a few days in October. We really enjoyed the experience. The railway takes you from Lynmouth up to Lynton and the views are amazing. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from LMDS4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed!
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Or even a child
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Response from Braukmann | Reviewed this property |
There is coach parking in Lynton and Lynmouth but there is a short walk. The operators will advise you of any rates. for 100 would probably take 5 - 6 journeys due to the lift size.