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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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Victorian ingenuity

Wonderful way to travel from the harbourside at Lynmouth, and get to Lynton at the top without exhausting yourself! Great views from the carriages as you travel up or down. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderful way to travel from the harbourside at Lynmouth, and get to Lynton at the top without exhausting yourself! Great views from the carriages as you travel up or down. The engineering is interesting, as the whole thing is powered by water pipes from Exmoor, and used to fill the tanks under the carriages, so that the one at the... More 

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Chippenham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

...then this is a great way to get to Lynton. Cheap, efficient and wheelchair friendly. What is there to not like? Ray Fearnley.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
148 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There was a huge crowd for the railway and the wait was about an hour. Coming back down was quick. Both towns are lovely and both have excellent views. Approaching Lynton from the north we saw the fields flushed with pink flowers. There is a lot of pink in the cliffs and the beach is rocky with some very interesting... More 

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ebbw vale
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

not a very long ride to top but worth it for the views on a good clear day afe when you get to topnd theres ca

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Quite an experience on this novel form of transport between Lynton and Lynmouth up the rock face. It saves a drive between the two towns.

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Buckinghamshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

As I love railways, I was always going to love this funicular. The staff were very friendly and helpful and explained exactly how it all works and some of the history. The views from the top were stunning. I'll definitely pay another visit and take another ride when I'm next in the area.

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Newport, Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is an excellent attraction, it is historic, traditional, enjoyable and the view from the top is worth the cost alone. I am amazed that anyone can say that it is expensive, if for no other reason then I am wondering what they are comparing the price to, it's not as though you have this kind of transport in every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is an excellent attraction, most people who put 'poor' reviews complained about the price and queuing, I thought the price was good, it is unique, historical and very enjoyable, as for the queues, I went in November so no queues at all but what are you expecting in the peak holiday season in a cab fit for about 10... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great experience even the dog loved it. lovely walk at the top with plenty of shops and places to eat. The staff were very friendly and the views were something else.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This lift is a real treat. Gives amazing views and is not over priced. Lovely staff too. The drive through Exmoor to visit just adds to it.

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