Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway News

June 10, 2021
Red Wheel Presentation

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 […]
March 12, 2021

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 […]
January 21, 2021
Cliff Railway Openreach Broadband

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 […]
September 3, 2020
The UK's BEST Cliff Railway

Which? Reader Poll awards Lynton & Lynmouth the UK’s BEST Cliff Railway

Which? readers have rated 50 of the most-visited historic attractions in the UK. More than 5,000 people took part in the survey, giving UK attractions an overall customer score, as well as ratings in eight categories, including accessibility, engagement, information provided, food and drink, and value for money. The results conclude that the top attractions are those that bring history to life, giving unfettered access to the lives of former residents with immersive and interactive exhibitions. Visitors gave Lynton and Lynmouth Funicular Cliff Railway in Devon a customer score of 83% and rated them the UK’s BEST cliff railway, with […]