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West Cliff Funicular Railway

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Fun trip up the lift

Really nice view of the beach nice to see this old lift still in use. For the £1.50 a go a must to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark T
Haslemere, United Kingdom
Handy way to get to the beach

We took the cliff lift down to the beach and back up again. We love the beach and the sea but were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedworth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“zig zag”(9 reviews)
“steep walk”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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105 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU, England
+44 1202 451781
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Now a year or two since it stopped working. The alterative is a very LONG and VERY STEEP WALK up a zig zag narrow path to gain access to the road above. Be aware it is steep.

Thank UK J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice view of the beach nice to see this old lift still in use. For the £1.50 a go a must to do saves the walk up the hill.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the cliff lift down to the beach and back up again. We love the beach and the sea but were certainly glad of this lift as it would have been difficult for my partner to climb up and down steps. I also have...More

Thank RebeccaL3393
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view both ways is fantastic. The drop is very steep. The journey time is short and the seating is basic.

Thank Exile42
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This shut down in 2016 and there is no indication of opening any time soon as they are assessing cliff damage and safety so you can look only. Still it's worth having a look.

Thank TootsieBones
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Good for the elderly or disabled but expensive. Dogs go free. Lovely views all up and down the coast.

Thank Gemmawillcox
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Not sure how many things like this there are left in the Country, it’s maybe a 90 second ride from bottom to top with amazing views throughout and the payoff is being at the top of the cliffs with views to sandbanks and the Isle...More

1  Thank Graeme S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Was hoping to catch a lift back to the top, but out of service. Its a very steep walk back up, so as soon as the lift is back in service it is ideal and I should imagine it gets very busy after a day...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a really convenient way of getting from the cliff top to the beach area and taking in the views at the same time. Unfortunately, a recent rockslide has damaged one of the rails, so currently out of commission. I could find no indication...More

2  Thank Tim121home
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Nice views on way up. Be warned that you have to walk up cliff top a little way or walk all way down to pier area to get off cliff top area.

Thank Sarah O
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Response from Irene P | Reviewed this property |
Im afraid I cant answer this one as it was shut down when we went - I suggest you contact them direct - sorry
June 15, 2018|
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