Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Feel like a real Victorian and ride the famous water-powered Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway up 862ft of track and enjoy the stunning views of Exmoor and the North Devon heritage coastline.
The railway is the perfect way to visit Lynmouth and just a 5-minute walk from Highcliffe.
How it Began
“In the 19th century, the high cliffs separating Lynton from Lynmouth were a major obstacle to economic development. The twin villages mainly relied on sea transport as land travel was extremely difficult through Exmoor. Coal, lime, foodstuffs and other essentials arrived at Lynmouth in sailing vessels. Freight was carried by pack horses or in horse-drawn carts up the steep hill to Lynton.”
The railway continually runs throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons. It makes the journey between Lynton and Lynmouth approximately every 10 minutes. Take note of the last journey from Lynmouth to Lynton, otherwise, it’s a brisk walk up the zig-zag path.
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