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image for Historic Site item typeSouthend Cliff Lift

Historic Site

Contact

Visitor Infomation Centre

01702 618747

Address

Western Esplanade,
Southend-on-Sea,
SS1 1EE

Details

The Historic Cliff Lift on Southend seafront, which has recently been restored as closely as possible to it's original 1912 format, has a valuable position in modern Southend, offering a practical and enjoyable way for people to gain access between the seafront and the Clifftown area.

The iconic structure, which is almost 100 years old, is one of only a few surviving funicular railways built to the unusual 4ft 6inch gauge format and is now Britain's shortest.

The cliff railway is not only a brilliant way to travel between the Seafront and Cliff top leading to the High Street but is a great place to enjoy the spectacular view.

During the summer season it will operate daily between 10am and 5.45pm and will cost 50p per trip.

Accepts groups

Children welcome

Prices

50p per trip.

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Map reference: TQ 882850  Lat: 51.53252 Long: 0.71202

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome