Central Tramway Company Scarborough

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About

Discover the heart of Victorian Scarborough. Built in 1881, Central Tramway is Scarborough’s historic cliff railway on the picturesque South Bay.

The Tramway continues the funicular tradition in Scarborough offering a friendly and efficient service transporting passengers from the Foreshore Road to Marine Parade next to the iconic Grand Hotel.  

Guide Prices

£1.20 single fare. Under 5s free.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Open now
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Queuing system
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road:

Central Tramway is located on the South Bay, between the Grand Hotel and the St Nicholas Gardens, the nearest car park is the South Bay underground car park, a short walk away from the Tramway. Accessible by Public Transport:

Central Tramway top station is located on Marine Parade off St Nicholas Street. The nearest bus stop is Harcourt Place stop X on the 1, 4,  7, 7A, 8, 8A, and 9 bus routes. The bottom station is located on the South end of Foreshore Road close to the Aquarium Top stop Y.

The Tramway is 0.4miles from Scarborough Railway Station.

Central Tramway Company Scarborough

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ER
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Tel01723 501754

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsDiscover Yorkshire Coast local members logo Discover Yorkshire Coast local members logo 2017
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Trip Advisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers' Choice TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2020

Opening Times

Open New Year
Central Tramway Company Scarborough (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:45
Saturday10:00 - 21:45
Sunday10:00 - 17:45

* Opening times vary, check website for up-to-date information.
During winter maintenance period Dec-Feb weekend opening only, except Christmas: open Boxing Day – New Year’s Day.

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