Cliff Railway Articles & News

February 6, 2019

First Father & Daughter driving team in 129 years

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway’s newest driver, Tasha Clarke, will release the first car of the new season on Saturday February 9th at 10am. Local HM Coastguard Lynmouth volunteer, Tasha, was born in Lynton and has worked at the railway for 5 years, initially undertaking part-time work in the ticket office before expressing her interest to qualify as a driver. Tasha, 25, follows in the footsteps of her father, Ashley Clarke, who is the Chief Engineer and General Manager and has worked at the railway since 1979 and together they are the first father and daughter driving team in […]
December 5, 2018

Bronze Award – Devon’s Large Visitor Attraction of 2018

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway was awarded a BRONZE award for the Large Visitor Attraction of the year 2018 with the Devon Tourism Awards. The announcement was made at the Visit Devon Awards Ceremony at Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club on the 22nd November 2018. The annual competition, now in its 9th year, saw over 164 entries across Devon tourism business with just 78 selected as finalists. Of the finalists, in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway scooped BRONZE, Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery was awarded Silver and the […]
October 10, 2018

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Finalist!

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a finalist for the Large Visitor Attraction of the year 2018 with the Devon Tourism Awards. The annual competition, now in its 9th year, saw over 164 entries across Devon tourism business with just 78 selected as finalists. Of the finalists, a Gold Silver or Bronze award will be announced at an Awards Ceremony to be held at Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club on 22nd November 2018 and success in the Devon Awards results in entry to the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February 2019 and possibly invited to represent Devon in the […]
September 28, 2018

BBC Antiques Road Trip filming at the Cliff Railway

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway provided a recent filming location for BBC’s Antiques Road Trip, with the railway forming a feature part of the programme which was aired in September. The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway has also recently featured in the recent crime thriller Winter Ridge, BBC’s Countryfile with John Craven, BBC’s Escape to the Country, ITV’s Britain’s Best Walks with Julia Bradbury and a further 2018 feature film ‘Louisa: An Amazing Adventure’ about the 1899 overland Lynmouth to Porlock Lifeboat Launch. We are also currently filming with Channel 4, Four in a Bed and ‘Impossible Engineering’. The […]