The Funicular at Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Picture of Saltburn Funicular / Saltburn Cliff Lift / Saltburn Cliff Tramway

Also known as the Saltburn Cliff Lift and the Saltburn Cliff Tramway, the Saltburn Funicular links Saltburn pier and the seafront with the town. It’s the oldest operational water-powered funnicular in the UK.

Construction of the funnicular began in 1883 and the railway was operational the following year. It remains popular with tourists and locals alike. That’s not surprising because the cliff is 120 feet (37 m) high and, travelling by foot, the journey from the beach to the town is a pretty steep hike.

The funicular track is 207 feet (63 m) long with an incline of 71 percent. When you are travelling down the track you can see Saltburn Pier directly ahead along with magnificent views of the sea.

If you want to know more about the other things you can see and do at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, I have a blog post that may interest you.

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