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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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It's quite a way - vertically - between Lynton and Lynmouth, a route that can be covered by a car ride of a couple of miles, a substantial walk (particularly when going from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol UK
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite a way - vertically - between Lynton and Lynmouth, a route that can be covered by a car ride of a couple of miles, a substantial walk (particularly when going from 'mouth to 'ton) or in a minute or so using the Cliff Railway. It's essential if you have any difficulty climbing as it is quite a slog... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Lynmouth you simply have to use the Vertical railway,in fact its highly recommended that you also take the lecture regarding its construction and history.Knowing the people whom were involved in it genesis and completion makes the ride up and down so much more fun.

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London
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116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out on a trip tp Lynmouth, it has a magnificent River comming down from the hills running past the village, what a nice place it is, a nice village with lovely shops, 3 or 4 nice fish and chip shops, nice shops to Browse and find something you like, nice restruants, at the end of the village the... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Over 100 years of service and no accidents. 45 degree slope and worked entirely by water. An impressive piece of engineering. Views are spectacular. Do not miss this on a trip to North Devon. Lots to enjoy in Lynmouth. Learn about the Overland Lifeboat Launch and see the lifeboat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Lynton and Lynmouth known as 'twin towns' or 2 villages on Exmoor, North Devon are known as 'Little Switzerland' - the words coined by the Victorians. Both villages sit on top of one another - Lynmouth surrounded by a quaint harbour and Lynton perched on a cliff. Both villages have plenty of hotels, art and craft shops, tea rooms,cafes and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Over a hundred years old and still going strong you have got to marvel at the ingenuity of the victorians and all run by water what a difference it must have made when it first opened

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A wonderfully preserved masterpiece of transport, and well worth using going up! Quite expensive for the very short trip, but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Great view to die for saving having to walk up the hill worth going to any chance you get well done keep up the good work guys

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

A short but lovely ride.. excellent views and an amazing piece if engineering. Worth the ride.. We're lucky to get in it the last day before it closes for winter. So check opening times before you go.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The cliff railway is a piece of history built over 100 years ago and is water powered. There is one carriage at the top and one at the bottom. The carriage at the top fills up with water and the weight pulls it downwards and pulling the bottom one up at the same time it acts like a counterbalance. A... More 

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