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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EQ, England
01598 753908
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Lynmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We have had holidays in North Devon a few times now and each time we have had a day out at Lynmouth and Linton. This cliff railway is very interesting to learn about and see how it works, kids love to ride it and tickets are pretty inexpensive. The views are beautiful and the railway makes an interesting fun journey... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

very pretty village up and down lots to see and lovely views. nothing to dislike. its a very pretty place to visit

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Look into the history of who and how it was built. Both towns are very interesting to walk round with lots of interesting shops, cafe's. Enjoyed crabbing with grandchildren

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you have a couple of hours free then this a great place to visit, be sure to visit the museum and see how it was washed away and had to be re-built. A truely interesting area. The town is linked to Lynton by the cliff railway, no way would we walk up to the second town! The town is... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The cliff railway is a must when visiting Lynton & Lynmouth, Victorian engineering at its best. We took the railway up to Lynton and the Valley of Rocks and walked back down the Zig-Zag Path.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This Victorian invention is an engineering marvel, and the journey is all too short; but the views are stunning and it is worth doing.

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Blackborough Devon England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The cliff railway is an example of Victorian engineering at its best. Worked on a water counter balance system so no power is needed. The car at the top fills up with water and when they are loaded and ready to go the one at the bottom releases just enough for gravity to take over and the heavier car then... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well worth going on this just for the view dogs allowed on but not on viewing platform nice shops and pub at the bottom

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A brilliant day out. The cliff railway was fantastic and well worth the money. Everyone very friendly

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The fact it was old and a great way to get to the bottom! The views were amazing going down and up and the chap working the lift was very friendly and chatty.

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