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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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My journey on The West Hill Cliff Railway

Just situated in George street ,Old Town , Be careful not to miss it .The West Hill Funicular railway is a lovely 2 mins ride up to West Hill,And Castle and Smugglers Caves... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
David K
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just situated in George street ,Old Town , Be careful not to miss it .The West Hill Funicular railway is a lovely 2 mins ride up to West Hill,And Castle and Smugglers Caves . Giving great views of Hastings . Cost me , Adult , £2-70 rtn (Feb 2017 ) Prices ).. Victorian invention, that as you go up the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the East one was closed for essential maintenance which was dissapointing especially as Tourist information centres in Hastings or Eastbourne didn't know about this, However we did manage to do the West Cliff Railway. This one ascends via a tunnel inside the clifffs but the biews are spectacular from the top and there is also a very nice cafe... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took the west lift up to the castle as the east lift was closed for maintenance. Our toddler loved the old train and going through the tunnel. It's a lot of fun and free for under 3s.

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Thank CC025
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheap and everytime ready for passangers. There is nice view on the sea and nice for walks in couple :)

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Thank Ing. Klaudia J
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the top and back with my partner who is disabled, greeted by a friendly knowledgeable member of staff who entertained us until the next car came. A weird Victorian curious way to get to the top of some very steep cliffs. Got to the top and what a view, see the whole seafront . Well worth the price... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With great views and lovely walks you have to go. Dogs will love it and if you want a challenge you can walk up rather than taking the tram

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cliff Railways in Hasting is a great attraction.From the top you can see beautiful Hasting town and the sea.You can just have a picnic/lunch on the grass.Very relaxing.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The lift is very useful and quaint.It is kept in very good condition and the staff are always very helpful.The only downside is that you can only buy a return ticket and the lift does not run all the year round,I can't remember what time they shut (around 6pm) when I asked one of the workers why this was i... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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.

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