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Cliff Railways - West Hill & East Hill

Cliff Railways - West Hill & East Hill
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George Street | Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
+44 1424 451111
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All reviews west hill return ticket country park great views from the top funicular railway ice cream van steep climb walk up hastings castle old town smugglers adventure worth a trip per adult staff were friendly value for money great fun george street
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's never a huge amount to say about such things to be fair, but the West railway was a bit of fun. The adult fare is £3, and the trip itself probably takes no more than 4 minutes. It's a pleasant bit of history though,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the cliff trains like Scarborough and this one in Hastings. £8 return too cut out a real climbed up the cliff. Made in Victorian times and in great condition. No doubt a Labour of love by volunteers. Please go on it and if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The castle and caves to our disappointment were closed in Nov. So we only went up east hill lift. £3 per adult and as far as we could see this didnt give you access to both lifts. If you're feeling fit there are steps you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank angieoconnor1970
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Took my 12 year old daughter and 74 year old Grandmother who is in a wheelchair today and can not thank the staff enough for getting the ramps ready for us to get on. Beautiful views too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hollie B
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

It does what it says on the tin basically. You go up and can come back down. Only £3 for a return. The view at the top is amazing. Staff were polite and you can take dogs on it. Safe and steardy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NatalieC23
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Nice cheap way to get up to some wonderful views and marvel at the feat of engineering to tunnel through and get the built. Really lovely 'event' to experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markyargyle
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Lovely ride with great views at the top. Lovely, helpful staff. The day we went we had great views from the carriage and from the land at the top

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roving03555413791
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit and doesn't cost the earth. Stunningly beautiful views from the top and a cafe should you need refreshment

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emmacowdrill
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We used the West hill railway on a recent trip to Hastings castle would definitely recommend it as a route to the top well worth the ticket price (£9 family return ticket).

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nigel b
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

£9 family ticket (return) We went to the castle and caves Staff are really friendly and helpful. An enjoyable little ride.

Date of experience: October 2018
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1 December 2018|
Response from chrissT8030TW | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can’t say definitely Try ringing them on 01424 446104
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5 June 2018|
Response from nickandangels | Reviewed this property |
Yes - dogs are allowed
3 June 2018|
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Response from DataCollector | Reviewed this property |
its the West. Short walk to the castle