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Saltburn Cliff Tramway

Closed Now: 10:30 - 18:00
Open today: 10:30 - 18:00
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Restored and back to work

Lovely historic tramway powered by water! This is lovely and the view as you travel up or down the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2014Jandy
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Easy access, cheap and cheerful

The tramways are really cool, especially for those with mobility issues or want to climb no stairs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
smitchell1989
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York, United Kingdom
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Saltburn Cliff Tramway is the oldest water balanced funicular still in operation in Great Britain. The Saltburn Cliff Tramway links the town of Saltburn with the only remaining pleasure pier on the whole North East and Yorkshire coast.
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Lower Promenade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1HQ, England
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+44 1287 622528
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All reviews cliff lift victorian engineering friendly staff stained glass piece of history unique experience short journey great views from the top water powered worth a trip step back in time great fun kids love sea front seaside town fish and chips ride
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely historic tramway powered by water! This is lovely and the view as you travel up or down the cliff are wonderful. The staff were friendly and informative and the carriages are immaculate and it feels like you step back in time when you board....More

Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tramways are really cool, especially for those with mobility issues or want to climb no stairs. It takes you to and from the beach and town with such ease and for £1, bargain!

Thank smitchell1989
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the last forty years we have come to Saltburn and enjoyed everything about the place,but especially the tramway that takes you down to the beach!Its recently had a facelift,and we can't wait to experience the new look!

Thank freddiedoncaster
GarryS959, Front Office Manager at Saltburn Cliff Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a worthy ride for those who want to try something different at the beach in a small Victorian Town. It’s delightful and worth a short trip up the hill, which when walking can feel like a long slog after an enjoyable day at...More

Thank TraceyHermione
GarryS959, Front Office Manager at Saltburn Cliff Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a lovely sunny afternoon. The staff couldn’t be more friendly, but I did say to them they have one of the best jobs in the world! The Cliff Tram itself is beautiful. You feel like your stepping back in time. £1 each...More

Thank Claire P
GarryS959, Front Office Manager at Saltburn Cliff Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Claire P for your kind words much appreciated and I will inform theaff too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this little cliff tramway that takes you from the beach up to the town. The carriages are Victorian and was like going back in time for a few minutes. It's just a short journey and the price is very reasonable.

Thank Irene B
GarryS959, Front Office Manager at Saltburn Cliff Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Irene B.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a fairly unique piece of Victorian ingenuity, a funicular powered by water, and lovingly restored against the backdrop of this delightful seaside town. Worth a visit, and a pound, if only to ride the tramway's short journey.

Thank DocDavid
GarryS959, Front Office Manager at Saltburn Cliff Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you DocDavid

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The water driven teams that go up and down Saltburn-by-the-Sea hill has been closed for some time for maintenance. I was pleased to find that it was reopened when we turned up. We smoothly went down the hill and paid our £1 each. Views were...More

2  Thank Julie M
GarryS959, Front Office Manager at Saltburn Cliff Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Julie M

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What a splendid way to get from the promenade up to the town.. best 70p I have spent in a long time. This water powered funicular tram offers fantastic views as you rise up the cliff face. The staff are very friendly and the guy...More

Thank Jill D
GarryS959, Front Office Manager at Saltburn Cliff Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jill D Very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

For only one poind it brings you up or down to beach. Water being pumped to tanks inside the upper trolley draws the lower trolley up the hill. Only 2 other systems like that on rest of the world

Thank Juergen_K54
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Steve W
31 August 2018|
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Response from GarryS959 | Property representative |
Yes the Tramway is open we look forward to your visit
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smmogford
22 April 2018|
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Response from stephanie C | Property representative |
Hi smmogford, At present we are awaiting for our major refurbishment of the Tramway to be completed. We will use all information platforms to give the opening date which will hopefully be soon. If you visit Saltburn again... More
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