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Cliff Railways

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Address: West Hill, George Street | East Hill, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
Phone Number: +44 01424 451111
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Good value and lovely views

Took an unplanned trip on the cliff railway whilst visiting Hastings for the day. The price was good for a family of 5 and the views at the top were great esp as it was a clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Took an unplanned trip on the cliff railway whilst visiting Hastings for the day. The price was good for a family of 5 and the views at the top were great esp as it was a clear day. Also good access for a pram too! We all enjoyed it.

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Tattershall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A really nice ride up the cliff side. Great price for a family ticket and excellent views from the top. Would recommend.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We've been on other verinicular railways (e.g. Bridgnorth) but the West Cliff Railway has a tunnel through the cliff and gets you up to the castle and the large grassy park up the top of Hastings, where you can see for miles and miles. Well worth the trip and at £2.50 pp return, not expensive, either. Recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

East hill cliff railway - very cheap to ride on and good fun too, enjoyed the old fashioned carriages. Staff were friendly even on the busy Easter weekend. I don't like heights much at all but found this experience not so scary (worst bit was once at the top and moving away into the fields).At the top the view is... More 

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Norwich, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice ride up to the top of the hill for fantastic views over the old Hastings Town and out to sea / fishing area

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The east hill railway is actually quite good. I thought it would be naff, just for dorks and oldies, but i can honestly say it was exciting waiting to depart. There was only me and my girlfriend on the way up, and the biggest disappointment was the length of the ride. I would advise against attempting any kind of courtship... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

For £2.50 return this was a real treat to ride the heritage cliff railway. It wasn't clear at the bottom that it was a return, but was at the top. Staff were friendly and helpful. The West Cliff is open this time of year but the East Cliff is still closed. The west cliff goes through a tunnel in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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