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Cliff Railways

Address: West Hill, George Street | East Hill, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
Phone Number: +44 01424 451111
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Ranked #6 of 66 things to do in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You really can't go to Hastings and not do the cliff railways - they're a fantastic piece of heritage and great fun (and good value) to ride. We've only ever managed to do the West Hill (the East Hill has much more limited opening times in winter). From the top you can visit the café (which is ok-ish), enjoy the... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The East Hill lift is a good (if lazy) way to get a great view over Hastings or for a walk over the country park . A nice place to take visitors to Hastings. It's fantastic that this piece of seaside history has been preserved.

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kathmandu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

took a ride just for fun and best for people who can't walk up hills. My younger brother loved it great for kids

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
84 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Short ride up the hill, but unique. A steep climb up the hill - and a little pricey for the family TBH, but worth it to NOT walk up! Stunning views of the coast at the top of the hill.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you have a wife that doesn't like heights, take on on this and she will be terrified! Really cool historic funicular railway, amazing views from the top!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

great for kids!! The views are spectaculer and a great place to sit and enjoy I take my grandchildren kite flying here and its breathtaking! Try it!!

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East Sussex
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220 reviews 220 reviews
63 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There are two cliff railways in Hasting, the East and the West lifts. The East is not open in the Winter and has the best views when traveling in it. The West lift takes passengers up to the Smugglers Adventure caves and the East takes you to Hastings Country Park.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
68 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you love British history, you'll love the cliff railway in Hastings. the views from the top of the cliffs are great and the experience itself will transport you back to a time long forgotten. I always enjoy it, so go on take a ride!!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

where else can you see not one but 2 venicular railways? Only Hastings of course. Great litlle quick journey for kids and of course adults alike. Easy access up on to the firehills and wonderful views over Hastings old town and beach

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Well worth getting to the top and the view is just stunning. Take a picnic enjoy the ride and enjoy the view and then return to the beach. Great value well worth it!

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