Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Attraction in Bridgnorth, Shropshire
This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
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.
The railway operates 2 carriages on parallel tracks. Connected by steel cables, the carriages serve to counterbalance each other. The carriages were originally driven by a system of water balance, each carriage carrying water ballast in a tank beneath the passenger compartment, but since 1943 an electric winding engine has powered the railway.
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. Please telephone for more information.
Summer Opening Times
27th March 2016 until 29th October 2016
Monday - Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 12noon - 8pm
Winter Opening Times
30th October 2016 until 26th March 2017
Monday - Saturday 8am - 6.30pm
Sunday 12noon - 6.30pm
From Bridgnorth Low Town car parks, walk across river bridge to Bottom Station. From Bridgnorth High Town car parks, follow fingerpost signs to Cliff Railway - Top Station is on Castle Terrace. From SVR Station, cross footbridge and follow signs.
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