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Saltburn Cliff Tramway

Open Now: 10:30 - 18:00
Open today: 10:30 - 18:00
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Victorian engineering at its best!

This is a fairly unique piece of Victorian ingenuity, a funicular powered by water, and lovingly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saltburn Fernicular Trams

The water driven teams that go up and down Saltburn-by-the-Sea hill has been closed for some time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saltburn Cliff Tramway is the oldest water balanced funicular still in operation in Great Britain. The Saltburn Cliff Tramway links the town of Saltburn with the only remaining pleasure pier on the whole North East and Yorkshire coast.
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Lower Promenade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1HQ, England
+44 1287 622528
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fairly unique piece of Victorian ingenuity, a funicular powered by water, and lovingly restored against the backdrop of this delightful seaside town. Worth a visit, and a pound, if only to ride the tramway's short journey.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The water driven teams that go up and down Saltburn-by-the-Sea hill has been closed for some time for maintenance. I was pleased to find that it was reopened when we turned up. We smoothly went down the hill and paid our £1 each. Views were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a splendid way to get from the promenade up to the town.. best 70p I have spent in a long time. This water powered funicular tram offers fantastic views as you rise up the cliff face. The staff are very friendly and the guy...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For only one poind it brings you up or down to beach. Water being pumped to tanks inside the upper trolley draws the lower trolley up the hill. Only 2 other systems like that on rest of the world

Thank Juergen_K54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our children for a 2week stay our youmgest is disabled and uses a wheelchair the staff were fantastic helping us on and off the tramway Fantastic piece of history enjoyed by all

Thank janstevens4948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why not? Its a great way to get to the top/bottom. It's lovely. It is not expensive and by going on it, you will be helping to make sure future generations get to try it.

Thank David-five-o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love this tramway holds a lot of history not badly priced either to go up and down the bank staff were amazing used it a lot during my 3 day stay

Thank alisonsorsby1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness the tram is back after a major overhaul. If your visiting Saltburn it’s a must. The view is amazing.

Thank lyndamckee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Saltburn yesterday - Aug 25th- and went down to the lower prom using the newly refurbished lift. We had a lovely meal in the Sea View restaurant but did see a fire engine while we were there going towards the lift. After...More

Thank jeanbutler46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trip into the past for a couple of quid, well maintained historic fenicular railway (cliff railway). Worth a trip of you are here, not bad value for a family ticket.

Thank Dave J
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Steve W
31 August 2018|
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Response from GarryS959 | Property representative |
Yes the Tramway is open we look forward to your visit
22 April 2018|
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Response from stephanie C | Property representative |
Hi smmogford, At present we are awaiting for our major refurbishment of the Tramway to be completed. We will use all information platforms to give the opening date which will hopefully be soon. If you visit Saltburn again... More