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Saltburn Cliff Lift

  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

The Saltburn Cliff Lift was opened in 1884, this is the oldest remaining waterbalance cliff lift in Britain and a stunning mode of travel, safer and more comfortable than ever after a refit in 2011.

Ride up to 120ft, along a 207ft track. Refurbished with gorgeous stained glass windows, the lift links Saltburn pier with the town in classy fashion. And the new intercom feature allows the driver to speak to the passengers as they ride.

The ride is short in duration and nice and steady unless in high winds, so there's no reason even for smaller or nervous children not to enjoy it. You'll see some marvellous views and it's a nice experience for the kids to talk about at school too!

There is of course a wealth of history and information available on the lift, but this isn't rammed down your throat so if the interest takes you you'll apparently have to explore a bit to find the info boards.

Either side of the river you've got plenty more to see and do suitable for families, so make this merely a part of a bigger adventure!

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:30


Adults: £1

Child: £0.50

Seniors: £0.50

Kids under 3: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Lower Pomenade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12 2QX, England

Phone number

01287 622528



Click here to visit Saltburn Cliff Lift's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Saltburn Cliff Lift has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Saltburn Cliff Lift has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Saltburn Cliff Lift has not told us about their dining options.

No, Saltburn Cliff Lift is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Saltburn Cliff Lift have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Saltburn Cliff Lift has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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