There are public car parks and some street parking in both Lynton and Lynmouth although Lynmouth has significantly less available parking and gets busy during peak seasons. Much better to park in Lynton and use us as the most beautiful park and ride option in the UK to the village of Lynmouth below. Where else in the country can you arrive in that much style? Lynton Car Parks are situated at Bottom Meadow, Cross Street and Valley of Rocks. Lynmouth Car Parks are situated at Upper & Lower Lyndale, The Esplanade and Watersmeet.
The secret to avoiding queues - Sssshhh!
The Cliff Railway can be accessed at either the top station in Lynton or the bottom station in Lynmouth. At busy times the bottom station is very popular and queues can occur at peak times. To reduce waiting and avoid queues we recommend access via the top station Lynton in the afternoon or plan your visit earlier in the morning or towards the end of the day - but don't tell everyone!
Gradient & steps
The access paths have a slight gradient but are manageable by most wheelchairs with assistance. There are no steps within the site other than stepping onto the Cliff Railway at the top station, there are however, three steps within the carriages themselves but with handrail. The Cliff Top Cafe has level access with no steps.
Visitors with Disabilities
Due to the nature of the railway and its Victorian carriages most standard wheelchairs will not pass through the carriages unfolded, the carriages are 540mm wide at the narrowest point. There are also three steps in each carriage and restricted seating at busy times.
We can accommodate a return journey on the open platform for wheelchair users. This is only available from the bottom Lynmouth station (where level access into the carriage is available) and then riding up on the front platform to the top and staying on the lift and returning back to Lynmouth where you would disembark. For groups or other specific access information please contact us prior to your visit.
Dogs & Guide Dogs
Dogs are always welcome to take their owners for a ride on the Cliff Railway. We do make a small charge for doggy travel (Guide Dogs & Lap dogs no charge) and they must be kept on a lead and ride inside the carriage at all times. Guide Dogs are permitted to travel for free. Water for dogs is provided in bowls at the site and we have complimentary dog biscuits too - Woof Woof.
Pushchairs & Cycles
Due to the narrow Victorian carriages we would appreciate it if you folded your pushchairs if folded these are free. If pushchairs are unfolded for travel on the railway and a small charge is made for their transport. These can be left and stored if required. Cycles are permitted but we do make a charge for their transport.
The Victorians didn't provide us with on site Public toilets. The closest are situated in Bottom Meadow Car Park and by the Town Hall in Lynton and The Memorial Hall and Lyndale Car Park in Lynmouth and also opposite the cricket field at the Valley of Rocks. The Cliff Top Cafe does have a WC.