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West Cliff Funicular Railway

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great fun up and down

yes its a cliff railway , it goes from the cliff bottom at the beach up to the cliff top ,as one... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom
Too short for a fun ride, great if you need help getting down the steep cliff to the beach

This costs a tiny amount and is a functional alternative to walking the steep cliff paths in order... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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105 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU, England
+44 1202 451781
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All reviews zig zag steep walk friendly operators easy ride tired legs step back in time great asset bournemouth seafront fun experience great attraction per adult visit bournemouth great fun lift engineering westcliff beach
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Reviewed yesterday

yes its a cliff railway , it goes from the cliff bottom at the beach up to the cliff top ,as one goes up , one goes down ., but what fantastic fun , amazing views and yes i will go on it again and...More

Thank marcgutteridge71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This costs a tiny amount and is a functional alternative to walking the steep cliff paths in order to get down to the beaches. Nice views from the cars. Historically significant. Why not give it a go?

Thank elizabethlV6977MN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to be able to travel on this great funicular railway. Use it or lose it . It's a fantastic piece of history. Well done.

Thank lynjoKent
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Ideal to get up the steep cliff climb to Westcliff Gardens and Highcliff hotel etc and what views from it as u ascend! £1.50 per adult

Thank Patrick T
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We took a trip on the railway, something I remember from when I was a kid, it was a real blast from the past and took me right back. great way to relive your youth!!!

Thank lyzzydee
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a lovely way to get to the top of the West Cliff at Bournemouth especially at the end of the day. It is certainly a lot easier than the Zig-Zag path. The cost is £1.50, which is reasonable. It's an interesting experience.

Thank KenMaideheadUK
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very useful Funicular on Bournemouth beach. We stayed at the Marriott Highcliff hotel which was just at the top! Pleasant staff to show you in and out of the lifts.

Thank Hatchard_11
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We paid £1.50 each to go up in the lift for old times sake - I went on it 25 years ago as a child. For me it was a minute of fun but I can see the benefits for people who have difficulty with...More

Thank HMC1981
Reviewed September 21, 2018

I used it regularly , it allowed me good access to the beach, not expensive. As a result of a landslip it has been removed, to be replaced in the near future. As a result it's now a mile plus drive to access the beach.

Thank Dave T
Reviewed September 13, 2018

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
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Im afraid I cant answer this one as it was shut down when we went - I suggest you contact them direct - sorry
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