Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway | Devon

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The lovely twin towns of Lynmouth and Lynton are located on the North Devon coast of England. The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, a funicular railway with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, connects these attractive coastal communities.

The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway was one of the highlights of my trip to Devon. This antique railway has been in operation since 1890 and is one of the area's most recognisable characteristics. The train goes for half a mile and climbs 500 feet up the cliff wall, providing breath taking views of the sea and farmland. It's a must-see for anybody visiting the area, especially since the view from the top of the rail is stunning. It's the ideal way to begin or conclude your trip to Lynmouth and Lynton.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Experience

When I arrived in Devon the first things on my list was to visit the Lynton and Clovelly. Luckily, the first few days when we arrived it was sunny. Therefore a short drive from our resort, was worthwhile. Since we had spectacular views of the sea below. As well as experiencing one of the oldest rail cliff in Devon. As we head to the top we took pictures of the view and props around.

We didn't spend too much time because I knew I wanted to spend the remainder of the day at Clovelly. As a result, we spent some time wandering around Lynton. As well as the river's immediate surroundings. Before embarking on an hour-long journey to Clovelly Village.

Price of going on Cliff Rail per Adult was £3.50 each way.

However, once you've reached the top. You can walk down to avoid the expense, but seeing the sights like this one is certainly worth paying extra.

Cliff Rail Journey going down

How Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Views works?

The railway is powered by water, with two trains balanced by gravity and water pressure. When one car reaches the top of the track, the weight of the water in the tank at the bottom of the other car is released, forcing it to continue upwards. This results in a sustainable and environmentally friendly method of transportation that has been in use for over a century.

The hike up the rock wall only takes a few minutes, but the views are breath taking. As the train ascend, visitors are treated to breath taking views of the surrounding countryside, the shore, and the sea beyond. The railway is also a popular site for photographers, who come to photograph the breath taking scenery.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Views
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Views
Going on the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Going up the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Top of Lynton

Visitors are greeted at the top of the railway by the picturesque village of Lynton. This settlement sits on a cliff overlooking the surrounding countryside and the sea below. Lynton has a number of attractions, including the Lynton & Lynmouth Museum, which provides an insight into the area's history and culture.

At the top of the hill, you may discover Devon's famous Cream Tea. If you ever visit, this is a must-order, the portions are quite large. Also, you can find stunning landscapes, props, and a local town to visit as you wander about.

Adil Musa at Lynton
Adil Musa at Lynton


The coastal village of Lynmouth is also worth a visit. This picturesque fishing community is located at the mouth of the East Lyn River and has a number of attractions, including the Rhenish Tower and the Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall. As you enter town, there are numerous photo opportunities, such as the river and boats below.

We took plenty of shots by the river bridge after we came down from the Cliff Rail.

Lynton & Lynmouth River

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway | Devon


Overall, the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a must-see for anyone travelling to North Devon. It provides a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience, combining amazing views with a fascinating look into the region's history and culture. I had a great day photographing the scenic views from the Cliff Rail and the surrounding area. It is definitely worth spending half a day here to take in the incredible sights.

Address: Lee Road, Lynton, Lynmouth, EX35 6HW
Opening: 10am to 6pm
Prices: Adults £3.50 & Child (2-15 ages) £2.20

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