COVID-19 Update

For lockdown ideas, updates and more, read our latest blog or join our Facebook Group!

East Hill Cliff Railway

  • Hastings
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Unlike some resorts that boast more than one funicular railway, at Hastings the two railways could not be more different despite the fact that they were both originally designed on the water balance principle.

The East Hill railway is a far more striking addition to the town, simply because it can actually be seen! This was cut into the face of the cliff, whereas the West Hill railway is largely hidden in a tunnel dug through the cliff.

The East Hill Lift (as it's locally known) provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock a Nore. The lift provides views over the Stade, home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe.

club logo

Join our membership

  • Save money on great days out
  • £1 for 30 days - cancel anytime
  • Do more for less
Try it for £1

Opening hours

March - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £3.00
Kids from £2.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £9.00

Travel & Contact Information


Rock A Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3EG, England

Phone number

01424 451111



Click here to visit East Hill Cliff Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

East Hill Cliff Railway has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

East Hill Cliff Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, East Hill Cliff Railway is not wheelchair friendly.

No, East Hill Cliff Railway have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

East Hill Cliff Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

attractions redesign