You can't get much for 50p these days but you can take a flight on the Saltburn Funicular for exactly that amount, and thank the city fathers of this small resort for ensuring it continues to run.
The lift dates back to or close to good Queen Vic. and is powered by water, 1,000 gallons of it, it is said. The weight of this causes the higher car to descend which lifts the lower one - the process and the noise it makes as the tank fills are both audible and visible. As fascinating are the cars with their stained glass windows.
The lift compliments both the pier and the town, both of which reflect an age of elegance and, by today's standards, simplicity. Don't look for arcades, funfairs and the like because from what we saw they are not there.
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