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“Fascinating experience”

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Lynmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fascinating experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

It is the simplicity of the idea that strikes you, the way the railway works is so simple that it is a brilliant idea

Visited March 2012
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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

They let dogs on. If you decide to take the railway in one direction, I would advise getting it up the cliff and walking back down. This is what we did and we met a lot of very tired people walking up the very steep path!

Visited July 2011
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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“Great way to finish a walk from Valley of Rocks via Lynmouth back to Lynton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Park at the Valley of the Rocks and enjoy a lovely walk to Lynmouth taking in the great views of the coastline. Then take the Victorian Railway up to Lynton for a variety of good cafes and shops before strolling back to the car park (approx 10 minutes from the centre of Lynton)

Visited March 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Victorian engineering at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

a stunning example of Victorian engineering and saves you a steep walk! Great staff.

Visited March 2012
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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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“A Truly Unique Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

No trip to Lynton & Lynmouth would be complete without a ride on this world famous Victorian Cliff Railway, opened circa 1890 - "fun for all the family". It's the best and most exciting way to travel between Lynmouth - nestling at the foot of the cliff - and Lynton -perched directly 500 feet above, one of the highlights of the day for everyone! You can enjoy the stunning views of North Devon's rugged coastline across Lynmouth Bay and the Bristol Channel & South Wales on a clear day, as you ride the 862-foot length of track, & I was fascinated by the workings of this ingenious water powered lift - the passenger cars operate on a counter balance system. There is a Licensed Cafe at the top of the railway, the award winning "Cliff Top Restaurant", offering hot & cold meals, drinks & ice cream throughout the day.

Visited September 2011
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