Why is this Cliff Railway so Famous?

The multi-award winning and famous Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is set in the heart of Exmoor National Park and is the UK's only fully water powered railway and Silver winner of Devon's Large Attraction of the Year 2020. Built in 1888, it operates using only completely renewable and sustainable fresh river water and remains the world's highest and the steepest fully water powered railway in the world. The attraction holds the highest 'Gold' award for sustainable and ethical tourism, was voted by Which? as the UK's best Cliff Railway, and has multiple accolades for heritage engineering. 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 (woof) dogs are welcome too.

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is open daily from 10:00am. 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 is set in Exmoor National Park and 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.


Voted the 'UK's BEST Cliff Railway' and one of the BEST historic attractions in the UK (Which? Reader Poll 2020)