Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Devon
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway was built in Victorian times and has the claim to fame of being the highest and steepest fully water powered railway in the world, so there's something. The railway connects the little town of Lynton with the coastal village of Lynmouth on the Devon coast within Exmoor National Park, and we have to say, it's certainly the best way to travel between the two. It feels quite precarious when you're going down, but look up at the sea views and you'll find them to be quite a distraction. Dogs are welcome on leads and pushchairs and wheelchairs can be taken on board but they must be folded.
Right at the top of the funicular is the Cliff Top Café where you can have a proper job Devon cream tea and admire the views, down the other end, The Pavilion Dining Room on the esplanade has equally good sea views, or there's The Rising Sun on the harbourside for a traditional pubby feel.
Open: Feb-Nov from 10.00am
T: 01598 753486 All information correct at the time of writing