Dogs & Guide Dogs
Dogs are always welcome to take their owners for a ride on the Cliff Railway. We do make a small charge for doggy travel (Lap dogs no charge) and they must be kept on a lead and ride inside the carriage at all times.
Guide Dogs are permitted to travel for free. Water for dogs is provided in bowls at the site.
Disabled access & wheel chairs
Due to the nature of the railway and its Victorian carriages most standard wheelchairs will not pass through the carriages unfolded, the carriages are 540mm wide at the narrowest point. There are also three steps in each carriage and restricted seating at busy times.
We do accommodate a return journey on the open platform for wheelchair users. This is only available from the bottom Lynmouth station (where level access into the carriage is available) and then riding up on the front platform to the top and staying on the lift and returning back to Lynmouth where you would disembark. For groups or other specific access information please contact us prior to your visit.
Gradient & steps
The access paths have a slight gradient but are manageable by most wheelchairs with assistance. There are no steps within the site other than stepping onto the Cliff Railway at the top station, there are however, three steps within the carriages themselves but with handrail.
There is free and open access WiFi at the top and bottom stations and the Cliff Top Cafe.
Information Centres & other faciliites
The Tourist Information Centre is situated in the Town Hall at Lynton. The National Parks Information Centre is situated in the Pavilion on the Esplanade at Lynmouth next to the Cliff Railway. Both towns have cafes, resturants, pubs, accommodation, post offices, chemists, gift shops & convienience stores.