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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

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Address: The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EQ, England
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+44 1598 753908
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Let the railway take the strain

Stayed in Lynton for a few days, and took the rather steep walk down the hill to Lynmouth. As you descend you cross the railway twice, offering fantastic views and a different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in Lynton for a few days, and took the rather steep walk down the hill to Lynmouth. As you descend you cross the railway twice, offering fantastic views and a different perspective on the railway, emphasising the steepness and scale of achievement in building this delightful Victorian cliff railway. Once we had done our sightseeing we returned back to... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let yourself be transported between Lynton and Lynmouth by this novel means. This Victorian marvel is fascinating and gives unparalleled views during the ascent and descent.

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Lighthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been meaning to visit this the last couple of times I have been in woolacombe but just didn't get around to it. What a fantastic feat of engineering! Both Lynton & Lynmouth are so picturesque too. Also the Scones at the cliff top cafe are both HUGE and so tasty ! Great for everyone young and old.

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Thank DingleP1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw it on a programme before we went, so we had to visit! Turned out to be fascinating, lovely and old piece of transport! Lovely cafe at the top with yummy scones and amazing views! Worth it!

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Thank Marie_Allen22
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Much better way than walking up the cliff! Clean, quick, efficient and cheap. And the dog went free!

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bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used the railway to get down from Lynton to Lynmouth and back. Great British engineering at its best ! Well maintained attraction, and friendly staff full of local knowledge ! Fantastic views , and cheap at £3.80 return ( there is a path if you only want to ride one way ) Great day out.

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Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To see something so old, so rare , so wonderful is always amazing. This place is amazing. Well maintained, clean, cheerful staff, yes it costs, but it is well worth it to keep this magnificent Victorian piece of engineering running.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views, lift, cafe, pot plants nd wonderful stff. This is a piece of fantasic historical engineering BE PART OF IT.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked for opening times in early February, but only gave 2016 dates. However an email got a rapid response letting me know it would be open for half term week. Grandaughter really enjoyed the trip, even though it was quite a cold Monday morning. Being February, there seemed to be as many locals using it as commuter transport as tourists.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience This is a must if you are visiting this area as it is a unique experience. Really enjoyable and a reasonable price. The views are incredible and the pictures you can take are awesome

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