Cliff Lift - Scarborough Spa

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About

The Spa Cliff Lift opened on July 6th 1875 and was the first funicular railway in Great Britain.The lift was originally powered by sea-water using a counterweight system. Two gas engines (replaced by steam pumps in 1879) were installed to pump the sea water to the upper station to fill the top car. In 1947, the hydraulic system was replaced by electricity.









 

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  • Children welcome

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  • Disabled access

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Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road: Follow signs into Scarborough Railway Station. Turn right at the traffic lights by the station and cross over Valley Bridge. Take your 1st left after the bridge onto Ramshill Rd, then an immediate sharp right crossing over a lane onto Belmont Rd. Follow the Rd and the cliff lift is on your left.  

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport

Scarborough station is 1 mile away.

 

Cliff Lift - Scarborough Spa

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AW
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Tel01723 376774

Awards

  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

Season (17 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30
Season (1 Nov 2022 - 16 Dec 2022)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* The Scarborough Spa Cliff Lift re-opens 23rd September 2022.
Opening times are subject to change, please check the Scarborough Spa's website for up to date times. Extended Hours when events are taking place at the Scarborough Spa.

Sunday 27th November: 09:30-17:30

Saturday 3rd December: 10:00-16:30
Sunday 4th December: 10:00-16:30

Saturday 10th December: 10:00-22:30
Sunday 11th December: 10:00-16:30

Thursday 15th December: 10:00-16:30
Saturday 17th December: 10:00-16:30

Sunday 25th December: CLOSED

Sunday 1st January: 10:00-17:30

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