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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

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Address: The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EQ, England
Phone Number: 01598 753908
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A different kind of train

Really fun, amazing piece of engineering, staff very polite and friendly. Amazed our 3 year old who thought trains only went horizontally! Goes at a good speed enough to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Really fun, amazing piece of engineering, staff very polite and friendly. Amazed our 3 year old who thought trains only went horizontally! Goes at a good speed enough to take pictures. Lots of shops and tearooms at the bottom surrounding the small harbour. The back of the receipt also gets you a free cuddly toy at The Big Sheep Attraction,... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

1st visit to Lynton and decide to take the railway down into Lynmouth, excellent views across the bay from the top and plenty of chances to take photos on the journey down to the bottom.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Driven entirely by weight-counterweight, no motor around. They fill the "wagon" at Lynton with 3 metric tons of water, and then let the gravity fix it all. A scenic tour up the hillside from Lynmouth to Lynton, the ride smells of English engineering skills way back then, and the local's hard work to keep the railway up and running. Have... More 

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Nottingham, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It being about 34 years since I was last in Lynton (and my sister having never been but always wanting to) we made an effort to visit on our week in Devon. The cliff railway is a wonderful ride with smashing views. Well worth a visit.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I don't like heights and I had no intention of using the funicular up the cliff. We walked up the cliff path to Linton. I must admit that it was quite exhausting to walk up the path due to it's steepness. The views were amazing though and we took quite a few photos with our DSLR. After checking out the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is little quirky attractions like this that make you just amaze at what the Victorians did for us! This sheer cliff drop is elegantly scaled by this little cable car/train and so revolutionary even for today with its green credentials! Such a simple solution but very well executed and like all Victorian feats of engineering is attractively adorned and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It is a lovely way to travel between Lynton at the top and Lynmouth at the bottom. Quite reasonably priced at £3.70 return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A great way to see views of the sea and two villages. The ride takes about 5 mins and is definitely worth it, as you don't have to worry about car parking. Once on the top there are numerous ice cream shops and cafés. We were staying in Lynmouth , the lower village where there are restaurants and a range... More 

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Morden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have been back and forth to lynton and lynmouth for the past 40 plus years and the cliff railway is something I look forward to going on every time .. The mechanics of how it works are fascinating it is beautifully kept with pretty flowers everywhere and the views as you climb are breathtaking the only downside is I... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Would have to be somebody as fit as Sir Edmund Hillary or buy a very good 4x4 to get up to Lynton without the cliff lift. The idea it has been preserved as long as it has is utterly amazing.

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Address: Address: The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EQ, England
Phone Number: 01598 753908
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynmouth

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