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West Cliff Funicular Railway

105 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU, England
+44 1202 451781
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It's closed

This shut down in 2016 and there is no indication of opening any time soon as they are assessing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TootsieBones
via mobile
Good for disabled

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gemmawillcox
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Cadiz, Spain
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“zig zag” (9 reviews)
“sea level” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
105 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU, England
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+44 1202 451781
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Gemmawillcox
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Graeme S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love visiting the beach but are not so keen on the walk back up to the clifftop then this is for you. Courteous, enthusiastic staff and the cost won't break the bank. Lovely views as you are going up.

Thank valellen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a short ride up the cliff, and you could walk up the zig zag path, but it's a nice experience going up the funicular railway.

Thank TimBrown111
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I can remember the thrill of riding on this when visiting family in the area as a small child. This time I took my 9yr old daughter and she loved it every bit as much as I could remember. Short ride but lovely views

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice friendly chap operating the lift. He couldn’t help enough. Great ride, cut a lot of walking out back to the hotel we were stopping at. Only £1.50 each way.

Thank Geoff122
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Rachel3855
3 July 2018|
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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
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char_justinmyzone
15 June 2018|
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