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“A touch of Victorian history.”

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Lynmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 water powered railway in the world or relax in our Cliff Top Cafe with a traditional Devon Cream Tea. This historic Victorian railway opened in 1890. The 862 feet of track rises 500 feet with an impressive gradient of 57% providing stunning views across Lynmouth Bay. The railway is a fully working listed heritage monument is the UK's only fully water powered railway and one of only three examples left in the world.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

A unique piece of history, and a tiny part of any break, but well worth the few minutes it takes. Helpful and interesting staff educate and entertain. Great fun.

Thank Vince B
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

No visit to The area can be made without going on the water tram. It's a must.
It's very exciting to see how well it still works after all these years. It's like a working museum.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

An absolutely fabulous find. Beautiful place indeed. Plenty of things to find and do. My children aged 8 and 4 loved the cliff top railway. It was amazing and my eldest was so interested. The view is astounding at the top. A definite place to visit even if you stop on route to somewhere else.

Thank Nikki P
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This piece of Victorian technology has been in operation for over 120 years, without burning coal or using electricity. Always great fun to take a ride with this cliff railway, and on clear days the views are spectacular. Even more so when you stand outside.
If there's a big queue in Lynton (uphill) you can get a drink and a bite at the Cliff Top Café, which is right next to the track and offers much the same views.

Thank Wim_Rijksen
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Really interesting attraction with loads of great information on the website. Nice, friendly staff and fascinating operation. Be prepared for whopper queues as this is massively popular!

Thank Jim B
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