Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the UK's only fully water powered railway and bronze winner of Devon's Large Attraction of the Year 2018. 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. With 862ft of steep track and an elevation of 500ft the railway provides a memorable experience for all that visit it. A family attraction for all ages and dogs are welcome too.

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is open daily from 10:00am between February and November. Please check our pages for the closing times which do vary throughout the season. The tickets are purchased immediately prior to your trip and are not based upon timetables. The Cliff Railway operates continuously and waiting times are therefore minimal. Cash, debit cards & contactless payments are accepted. Children under 4 travel free.

Our Cliff Top Café is a Grade II listed building perched high on the cliff top with spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay. It is perhaps the most beautiful location for a Traditional Devon Cream Tea in the West country. The Cliff Top Café offers a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, light lunches and vegetarian, vegan and GF options to eat in or take away; we're licensed for the sale of alcohol with a choice of prosecco, wines and local ales, and of course we do soft drinks and freshly ground coffee too. The Cliff Top Café has a five star hygiene rating, level access, free WiFi, WC facility and well behaved dogs are welcome too.

 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.


 List of Facilities

Groups accepted
On site café / restaurant
Village location
Free Wi-Fi
No smoking attraction
Outdoor attraction
Cards, contactless & Cash accepted
Dog Friendly
Amazing views
No booking required


Opening times/dates

Open daily from 10am between February and November.


Adult                                    £2.90 (Single) / £3.90 (Return)
Child (4 – 13years)              £1.80 (Single) / £2.40 (Return)
Large Dogs                          £1.00 (Single) / £1.50 (Return)

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 Full postal address of business

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The Espanade
EX36 6EQ

Telephone number - 01598 753486

Email address -




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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway