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Tram, next open Sat 28 Apr - Mon 1 Oct 2018, £0.60

Whitby Cliff Lift

Whitby Cliff Lift


Whitby Cliff Lift was opened 1931. It consists of a vertical shaft down from the cliff top through the boulder-clay, leading to a 221ft long pedestrian tunnel out to the beach. Originally there were two electrically operated lift cars, running in parallel, but since 2003 only one of the cars is in use. The other has been removed.

We wish to inform you that the Cliff Lift is currently out of order due to a technical problem. It has just been discovered that there is a corrosion issue within the lift shaft.

May 2013: The lift is currently closed for maintenance.

As a temporary solution a six seater golf buggy to transport people up and down the cliff from Captain Cook's Monument to the beach. The Beach Staff will be operating the buggy under the same arrangements as the cliff lift.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 28 Apr - Mon 1 Oct 2018 Mon - Sun


Single fare 60p


SBC Outdoor Leisure

01723 381344


North Promenade,
West Cliff,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 3JX



See location of Cliff Lift - Whitby on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 889114  Lat: 54.49016 Long: -0.62909

By road:
Follow signs into Whitby and onto West Cliff Attractions. The cliff lift is located along the sea-side of the promenade.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted