About the Railway

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the UK's only fully water powered railway. Built in 1888, it remains the world's highest and the steepest fully water powered railway and one of three examples left in the world. With 862ft of steep track and an elevation of 500ft the railway provides a memorable experience for all that visit it. A family attraction for all ages and dogs are welcome too.

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is open daily from 10:00am between February and November. Please check our pages for the closing times which do vary throughout the season. To get the most out of your visit and for other information please visit our 'plan your visit' pages. Lynton & Lynmouth has much to offer and taking the time to explore England's 'Little Switzerland' will complete any day out to the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway.