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Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

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    6a Castle Terrace

    Bridgnorth
    Shropshire
    WV16 4AH

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England's only remaining inland electric funicular railway!

Since 1892 it has been transporting residents and visitors alike up and down the 111 ft sandstone cliff between High Town, with its interesting shops, gardens and historic castle grounds, and Low Town with the riverside quay, enjoying the view that Charles I called the finest in his kingdom.

It is first and foremost a working railway; its importance to both the townspeople of Bridgnorth and to visitors to the town is undiminished by age.

The railway operates two carriages on parallel tracks. Connected by steel cables, the carriages serve to counterbalance each other - as one rises to the top station, the other runs to the bottom station. The cars are now powered by an electric winding engine, but were originally driven by a system of water balance, each carriage carrying water ballast in a tank beneath the passenger compartment.

The railway is unique in that it makes its spectacular journey every few minutes throughout the year.

The railway is fully accessible to someone with limited mobility and able to walk a few paces and manage 3 steps. A full size wheelchair will need to be folded.

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Telephone
01746 762052
Email
office@bridgnorthcliffrailway.co.uk
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Bridgnorth cliff railway
Opening Times

Open all year.
Summer open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm, Sunday 12noon to 8pm.
Winter open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6.30pm, Sunday 12noon to 6.30pm.

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Cost(s)
Tickets £1.60 return. Children under 6 free.
Age Range
All Ages
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Location
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