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“A Credit To Cleethorpes.”

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Cleethorpes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is a fantastic way to see the resort of Cleethorpes. Steam and diesel locomotives on the 15" gauge track take visitors on a two-mile journey along the seafront, stopping at three stations. But the attraction is much more than a railway. It includes a tea room, The Signal Box Inn - reputed to be the world's smallest pub - a gift shop, locomotive sheds and workshops.
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“A Credit To Cleethorpes.”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Running from Kingsway, through to near the 'Fitties' holiday camp a mile-and-a-half away, the nostalgia will flood back to anyone who can remember the original route up until the mid-eighties, when part of the track at both ends was lifted. North Sea Lane terminus just shy of the river and Pleasure Island beside the main road is long gone, as is the previous station just beyond the Leisure Centre. In place is now a decent track layout, extended recently by about half a mile, with three newly built stations, the Meridian being by far the best. This little stop even houses a small museum, and a tiny bar to enjoy an ale or two. Regular beer festivals are on offer. Cheers to that. Alternative light refreshments are available at both Meridian and Kingsway, where there is also a gift shop.

A £4.00 return ticket for adults for the full length lasting about 20-25 minutes each way, is reasonable enough, and a fun way to travel the south end. There is also a convenient connecting 'Road Train' at Kingsway, which travels to and from the Pier.

Polite, helpful staff, a credit to Cleethorpes, and unsurprisingly the highest ranked attraction.


Visited July 2014
3 Thank CoastalRider1975
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English first
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The service is second to none from the staff working the light coast railway, they are clearly enthusiastic in their roles and aim to make every passengers journey a pleasant one.

This is an attraction that is not to be missed, with the added bonus of a small pub located at the meridian station for a cheeky refreshment should you wish.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Ian S
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“enjoyable train ride”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

great little attraction, think theres a couple of different routes you can choose from, we just went from the station up to the leisure centre and back. were pushed for time when we visited but this train would be a good way of getting to the seafront attractions and back again. near the boating lake and jungle zoo which are also popular attractions.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank Emma C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Great way to travel not only 2 miles, but also back in time!! We had such a laugh at the station masters announcements. Great wee trip.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Fifetraveller21
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

£4 each return for an adult seemed very fair to me.
Make sure you get off at Lakeside stop halfway and have a pint in the 'smallest pub on the planet'. There's plenty of seating outside the pub that's under cover of the station roof if it is raining.
Several lovely hand pulled ales and a good range of ciders.
It's only about a 20 minute ride each way on the little narrow gauge train so don't be thinking it is a full day out!
Should be loved by the kids.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank Njames2000
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