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Central Tramway Company

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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About Central Tramway Company
Central Tramway is Scarborough’s Victorian cliff railway on the historic South Bay. Opened in 1881 the company carries 500,000 passengers a year and is preserving the heritage of the site for future generations.
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Deetee100 wrote a review Nov 23
London, United Kingdom1581 contributions325 helpful votes
A nice little 'add-on' to a trip to Scarborough. This old lift takes you between the promenade and the town centre, sparing you an arduous walk up the steep hill (cliff), It only costs £1.20 although it also only takes about 30 seconds.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Jean L wrote a review Nov 6
East Sussex, United Kingdom463 contributions14 helpful votes
A very quick trip but the staff were lovely and went up and down as passengers arrived, didn't need to wait for a full carriage. Have to do it once just for the experience.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from Amy_CentralTramway, Public Relations Manager at Central Tramway Company
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for using the tram and for taking the time to write such a nice review - we really appreciate it. The team work hard to retain the historic character so we're glad you enjoyed travelling with us on your visit. Hope to see you again. Thanks from all the team. 🙂
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whitbyabi wrote a review Nov 5
United Kingdom655 contributions181 helpful votes
I love these cliff lifts and this one is kept in such good order & has polite staff and is so much nicer than walking the uphill struggle from seafront to town!! I also like the souvenir stall at the top. I can't see whats not to like!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Amy_CentralTramway, Public Relations Manager at Central Tramway Company
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for using the tram and for taking the time to write such a nice review - we really appreciate it. The team work hard to retain the historic character so we're glad you enjoyed travelling with us on your visit. Hope to see you again. Thanks from all the team. 🙂
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borak wrote a review Nov 5
Scotland117 contributions87 helpful votes
Its a lift up from the beach . What more can I say . its cheap . it does the job . It saves you walking
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Amy_CentralTramway, Public Relations Manager at Central Tramway Company
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for using the tram and for taking the time to write such a nice review - we really appreciate it. The team work hard to keep the tramway operating so we're glad you enjoyed travelling with us on your visit. Hope to see you again. Thanks from all the team. 🙂
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david p wrote a review Oct 2021
Crewe, United Kingdom114 contributions96 helpful votes
This Tramway goes from the promenade up into the town. The benefit for us was avoiding the many steps which my wife would not have managed! It operates every few minutes as and when it fills up! It is relatively quick and cheap.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Amy_CentralTramway, Public Relations Manager at Central Tramway Company
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for using the tram and for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it. The team work hard to retain the historic character so we're glad you enjoyed travelling with us on your visit. Hope to see you again. Thanks from all the team. 🙂
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