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Cliff Railways

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Address: West Hill, George Street | East Hill, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
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+44 1424 451111

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Reminds me of my youth

Used to do the same lift in Folkestone when I was younger, this brought back memories. A good experience and saved the stairs. I know for both of us it was under £5, cannot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to do the same lift in Folkestone when I was younger, this brought back memories. A good experience and saved the stairs. I know for both of us it was under £5, cannot remember exact prices

Thank melfi5562
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on this historic lift several times but when we visited in December it was closed. Being funicular, it is one of very few lifts of its type and is worth reading up on.

Thank SteMar247
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a must-do experience, but we found this little cliff railway interesting and quaint. The view from the top is nice. Of course, you can also enjoy the trip to the top of the cliffs on foot instead, if you so wish, but the rails gives you a sense of old world technology.

Thank egilk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, fun, exciting, educational ride up the cliffs of Hastings in a pulley tram. Children have been fascinated by this ride for generations and still are. A part of old English tradition as well as being alternative-technology in the modern sense.

Thank anne g
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Riding the cliff railways was on my 'must do this' list during our visit to Hastings. In these days of modern technology it was great to step back in time and enjoy another era. We were lucky enough to have a ride all to ourselves and the timber carriages were a delight. The view from the top was just great... More 

Thank Sue H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A great experience with the bonus of beautiful views at the top. I recommend walking back down through the little lanes to the high Street.

Thank justineLangham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Soooo.... I've seen them bobbing up and down (or not) over the years but I really think it's worth a visit anyway. Stunning craftsmanship.

Thank Rachel M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Having visited the East Hill Cliff Railway in 2015, I couldn't wait to recommend the same to visitors. Unfortunately it wasn't until September this year when we were celebrating our 40th Wedding anniversary, and had invited friends from all over the country, that we could do so. 4 of our friends travelled from an area of outstanding beauty, bordered by... More 

Thank Steve F
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly only one of the two railways are running on November despite plenty of visitors. Lovely nostalgic ride. Super views from West Hill but surprise, surprise, everything else was closed.

Thank Graylad
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

this is well worth a visit and only a short ride however the views at the top are breath taking, also it is not expensive and you can take some fantastic photos from the top

Thank tanyatt

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