Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is an extraordinary Victorian water-powered funicular railway that avoids the long steep hill between the town of Lynton and the seafront town of Lynmouth. It’s historic too, and a much more enjoyable way of getting up or down than the paths! Funiculars have operated in Europe since 1862, and in Britain since 1875. Be aware of long queues at peak times, but it's definitely preferable to the walk (says your writer, with experience).
OK, it's not super-easy to reach Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, in Devon, by train. But we've included it here so we have a complete list of funiculars, and if you're in the area it's well worth a visit. The nearest station is Barnstaple, and as the age-old Lynton & Barnstaple Railway no longer runs, you'll need to hop on a bus to Lynton over Exmoor. But what a trip it is! Recommended, but you'll need more than a day out here.
For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway’s website.
|Weekdays||06:40 - 18:15|
|Saturday||06:40 - 18:15|
|Sunday||10:10 - 17:40|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
During normal staffed hours.
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Car parking spaces||87|
|Cycle storage spaces||12|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply, pick up â€œCycling by Trainsâ€ leaflet at your local station.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available