Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway News

A Grandfather, 10 Grandchildren and a 25 yr old mug

Neville Benton is grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Grand Daughter, Leanne, contacted us at the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway to tell us a heart-warming story that we just had to share. Each year in the summer holidays, this much-loved grandfather, Neville (now 76), with his wife Juliet would take their grandchildren on a great British holiday adventure. Their favourite places to visit were Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, quite a journey from their Coventry home.  Each year the grand-children requested a visit to the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, they absolutely loved it, and Neville and Juliet […]

Red Wheel Heritage Award for the Cliff Railway

The National Transport Trust has awarded the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway the coveted ‘Red Wheel’ award. The award recognises the railways importance as a Transport Heritage Site and has been awarded in recognition of the unique water powered nature of the railway. The Red Wheel was presented by Stuart Wilkinson, Chair of the Transport Trust, and unveiled by Councillor Andrea Davis Cabinet member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport and Deputy Chair of Exmoor National Park. The nomination for the Red Wheel heritage plaque was received from Malvern Tipping at Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, a similar funicular which opened in […]

Silver award for Devon’s best visitor attraction

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway has been awarded SILVER in Devon’s 2020 Visitor Attraction of the Year category with the Devon Tourism Awards, the Cliff Railway was also Highly Commended in the Tourism Innovation category. The announcement was made during the online Devon Tourism Awards Ceremony on the 11th March 2021. The Cliff Railway, which has been a part of the communities of Lynton & Lynmouth since 1888, celebrated its success alongside The Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth, which was awarded GOLD for Devon’s best Visitor Information Service. Highcliffe House, Lynton, was awarded GOLD for Devon’s best Bed and […]

130yr old Cliff Railway goes digital

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway may be over 130yrs old but thanks to Openreach and good old-fashioned lateral thinking, and engineering know-how, the Cliff Railway will enter the next 130yrs with Full Fibre broadband. The upgrade forms part of Openreach’s investment to build Full Fibre broadband technology to thousands of homes and businesses in 33 “harder-to-reach” cities, towns and villages across the South West . The challenge was how to physically connect the 21st century digital infrastructure between the bottom station in Lynmouth with the top station in Lynton, which stands 500ft above. The solution, was to lay the cable between the […]