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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: +44 1598 753908
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Never been to Lynmouth or Lynton before and was pleasantly surprised. Really enjoyed the link railway on the way up but would recommend walking down if you are able - very cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never been to Lynmouth or Lynton before and was pleasantly surprised. Really enjoyed the link railway on the way up but would recommend walking down if you are able - very cool watching the train pass you by under 2 bridges

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South Harting, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience for all. We saw young and old travel up and down on this all with the same happy faces. It was just a shame that not all of the staff had the same.

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Thank billyb1231968
London
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great fun, and reasonably priced way to get between Lynmouth and Lynton... The alternative is a VERY steep walk that can put the average person out of action for at least 30 minutes. Can get busy in summer, but well worth the wait.

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Thank JSharpe211
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely friendly atmosphere very polite staff. Value for money and efficient. Lots of lovely sites too see on the way up and down.

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Thank Susan H
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience and what a view. Well worth the money for a fantastic ride on a piece of British engineering history.

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Thank honestnick
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A smooth historic ride from Lynton to the picturesque Lynmouth. Dog friendly & knowledgeable staff. Thank you. Xx

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've always been interested in Lynton & Lynmouth after visiting as a small child and then learning about the 1952 disaster. We chose to park up in Lynton and used the Cliff Railway to descend to Lynmouth for a tour and lunch. It's not too expensive, obviously well run by staff who take pride in that for which they are... More 

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Thank 130mondeo
Yorkshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the trip. Fascinated by the basic but effective engineering. The railway is water powered and you can see the tanks being filled and emptied. There was a half hour wait on the return but interesting to read the information boards and take a few photos.

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Thank SanukUK
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When visiting Lynton & Lynmouth, we chose to park in Lynton and walk down the scenic route to Lynmouth. There was never any plan to walk back up the hill, so the only way back up was on the Cliff Railway. Dating back to the late 1800s, the Cliff Railway is great example of Victorian engineering & ingenuity. The cable... More 

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Colchester
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The train takes only a short time to whisk you from the bottom to the top or vice versa dependant of course on where you start. Pricing seemed reasonable especially when you consider the historic nature of the attraction. The ride itself takes 2-3 minutes at most so don't plan on this activity taking up to much time. As seems... More 

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