Media & Filming

We do not normally charge for filming and welcome any film companies or television crews who wish to incorporate the railway as part of their production. We will work to accommodate your needs before we open to the public or whilst we are open as part of our daily operations. We are happy to provide royalty free images for use within articles, provide interviews and information about the railway's heritage and its importance within the communities of Lynton and Lynmouth. We can also recommend accommodation providers who offer a discounted rate for press using their services. Download our Media Press Pack or our 2018 Visitors Guide below


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To discuss filming, please contact the General Manager, Ashley Clarke.

T: 01598 753486

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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

This historic Victorian railway opened in 1890 and has connected the twin towns of Lynton & Lynmouth ever since. The 862 feet of track rises 500 feet with an impressive gradient of 57% providing stunning views across Lynmouth Bay. The two cars, connected by hauling cables, operate on a simple balancing principle. Water from the West Lyn River fills the 700 gallon tank of the top ‘docked’ passenger car. Water from the lower car is then discharged until the heavier top car descends and pulls the lower car up the incline. Speed is controlled by the driver using the ‘Deadmans’ Handle’, a braking system engineered and patented for this railway in 1888, and the 19th century forerunner of modern train braking systems. With no need for electricity, gas or diesel to re-pump the water to the top station the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the UK’s only fully water powered railway, a listed heritage monument, and a superb example of Victorian engineering.
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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The triumphs are here until 3pm .. free event
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Took the easy route today between Lynton and Lynmouth, no climbing for me, then finished off with a lovely Cornish pasty
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Let’s see if we can get Chloe and the Piano Bike to the Cliff Railway .. would be great for next years Victorian & Steampunk #CliffRailwayDay
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Busker gets on her bike

Tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday) is National Dog Day .. to celebrate all dogs travel FREE on the Cliff Railway with complimentary dog treat too .. pleased to have @K9focusRescue and @PetsAsTherapyUK supporting us #dogs #dogfriendly #exmoor #devon #lynton #lynmouth LLCliffRailway photo

When was the last time you explored Lynton & Lynmouth and the Cliff Railway? #Lynton #Lynmouth #CliffRailway #Exmoor #Devon LLCliffRailway photo

Year 6 student Louis from @StMichaels_Prep in Kent, and his model of the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway - part of the homework challenge 'Victorious Victorians' & inspired by his recent visit to #Devon and #Exmoor #homework #model #lynton #lynmouth #funicular #railway LLCliffRailway photo

Congratulations to Harlech in North Wales for the world record for the steepest street from us, the worlds steepest water powered railway! #steep #record #guinnessworldrecord