Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway North Devon
[We are currently closed for Winter Maintenance & re-open Feb 2024] The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the UK's only fully water powered railway and a 'Silver' award winner in Devon's Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2020. Built in 1888, it remains the world's highest and the steepest fully water powered railway and one of three examples left in the world. The cliff railway operates using only renewable and sustainable fresh river water for power. Green Tourism UK has awarded it the highest 'Gold' standard for sustainable and ethical tourism. With 862ft of steep track and an elevation of 500ft the railway provides a memorable experience for all that visit it and Which? voted it the UK's best Cliff Railway.
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is open daily with a seasonal timetable. Please check our pages for the opening times which do vary throughout the season. To get the most out of your visit and for other information please visit our 'plan your visit' pages. Lynton & Lynmouth has much to offer and taking the time to explore England's 'Little Switzerland' will complete any day out to the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Come and visit this all weather family attraction and (woof) the dog is welcome too.
Voted the 'UK's BEST Cliff Railway' and one of the BEST historic attractions in the UK (Which? Reader Poll 2020)