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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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Childhood revisited

Can't to Lynton & Lynmouth many a time as kids and then again some years back. For old times sake had a ride on this fabulous cliff railway....celebrating its 125th birthday this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Can't to Lynton & Lynmouth many a time as kids and then again some years back. For old times sake had a ride on this fabulous cliff railway....celebrating its 125th birthday this year. Great little tea room at the top tho was takeaway only when we reached it. Fantastic views and a definite must do when in this seaside town.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great little ride up and down the mountain sure beats the walk. Cheap and hastle free. A must for mechanical minded buffs

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A little piece of history, in perfect working order. Well maintained, this funicular takes you up to the top of the cliff effortlessly, for a very reasonable price I might add! (P3.70 return). Well worth the adventure!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The cliff top railway is a must whilst staying in Lynton and Lynmouth. It is an incredible feat of engineering that has not changed since it first opened, a real piece of history. Although the gorge looks extremely steep, it doesn't give you that impression when you are on it and both carriages are manned by cheery and friendly operators.

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Really great place can even take your dog on it. Busy but queues go down quick and even if there is a small wait it's worth it for the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Interesting short little trip. More impressive it is still running after 125 years. Like the brass and the downright mechanicalness of it

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Gweek Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

When you see the height of he cliffs you appreciate letting this water powered railway carry you back up! A lovely experience.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

went to look at the railway to see how steep it was and was greeted by a very obese, bald man sitting in the hut at the top in Lynton - think he was the owner. he at first seemed friendly and gave us some good knowldeg but then was leaning iver and leching and overfriendly with the wife and... More 

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cerihughes, Manager at Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, responded to this review

this review is totally untrue please see below extract of email received by reviewers wife Dear sirs My husband wrote s stingking review of the cliff railway last week which annialated one of your drivers. I would like to say that this review was a pack of lies. The driver was polite, courteous and very profeshional. He did not offer... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Yes a short journey but great none the less. Run very often, can be crowded but based on time of year this can't be avoided. Friendly staff who are knowledgeable and try to be kind. They offer information and try to make the experience even better. Really no criticism.

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Taunton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Definitely worth a return trip, extremely well maintained attraction and something I've always wanted to go on. Was a smooth ride with stunning views and amazing what a it of simple engineering can do. And it sure beats the hell out of walking up and down the lynmouth to lynton foot paths!

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