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Cliff Railways

West Hill, George Street | East Hill, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
+44 01424 451111
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The train up to the East Cliff is from Victorian times. There is an old ticket office, where you are led into the comfortable carriage. The journey only takes a few minutes up the steep incline of the cliff. The view looking back to the sea would be fantastic, unless you are afraid of heights! A return trip is only... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

these have to be an ideal place for visitors to hastings to go to you get an exelent view of old town and the sea plus west hill lift will get you to the castle and the caves

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love these old lifts and always go on one of them whenever I visit Hastings, great views from cliff tops and very good cafe at top of West Cliffe Lift. These need to be supported by visitors and locals alike to keep them running.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Best way to visit the clifftops. Nice panoramic views. The East cliff; lovely to walk around the country park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Usually I would walk but my four year old would never go up so I came on here and she loved it . the views are fantastic and the staff are also friendly not expensive either . great if you have children or are unable to walk distances as carers go free !

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We travelled up the West Cliff railway. My 2 year old was excited about it but we were a little disappointed that most of the journey is inside a tunnel. It was quite expensive for such a short trip but definitely preferable to walking up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

What a fascinating piece of Victorian engineering, you just have to do it! Took it up to the top into the country park, fantastic views! The staff were warm and friendly and there's lots of information about the railway and the surroundings. Well worth spending a few quid, just for the experience.

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London
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18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We used this to serve our purpose really. To climb the lift. Saves hauling 5 kids up the steps. fairly expensive at £6.80 for all of us but only took a minute and we were at the top. Nice ride just no wow factor for me.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been on this many times having grown up in the town. This is the first time in quite a while (I've even let the rest of the extended family off kids for ten minutes by 'racing' with the kids up the stairs to see if we could beat the grown-ups... we did!) This time my boy loved it (having... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What an amazing way to travel. There are 2 to choose from. One takes you to the castle and the other to the stately park. The views were spectacular from both places. Words cannot describe, its a must see!

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