Media and Filming Details

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 2021 Visitors Guide below


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

T: 01598 753486

E: [email protected]

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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.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The view from the top today … flat calm… another glorious day in Lynton & Lynmouth .. who visited?
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is at Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Looking for something to do this summer holiday with the family ? 🏖We are open everyday from 10am-7pm ! Come on up and enjoy the view 😁

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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The Cliff Railway is now open every evening until 7pm

We were described on social media this week as a ‘Rope Terrain Coaster’ it’s in our top 10 of favourite descriptions along with ‘Sky Train’ .. what terminology have you overheard to describe a #funicular? @funimag #visitdevon #visitexmoor

C’mon England … we’re all behind you here at the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway #itscominghome #visitexmoor #visitdevon #lynton #lynmouth LLCliffRailway photo

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