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The West Country Sights

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

  • The Esplanade Map It
  • Lynmouth
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Water and a cable system power the 862-foot cliff railway that connects these two towns. As they ascend a rocky cliff, you are treated to fine views over the harbor. Inaugurated in 1890, it was the gift of publisher George Newnes, who also donated Lynton's imposing town hall, near the top station on Lee Road.

Sight Information


The Esplanade, Lynmouth, EX35 6EQ, England

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Sight Details:

  • £3.70 round-trip
  • Mid-Feb.–early Apr. and early Oct.–late Oct., daily 10–5; mid-Apr.–late May and mid-Sept.–early Oct., daily 10–6; Easter week, late May–late July, and early Sept.–mid-Sept., daily 10–7; Aug., daily 10–9; early Nov., daily 10–4


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