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Sightseeing Attraction:Cliff Lift - Scarborough Spa

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Cliff Lift - Spa

Cliff Lift - Spa

Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.


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.

Scarborough Spa Lift Prices

Adult Single: £1 and Adult Return: £1.60
Child Single: 60p and Child Return: £1
Children under 5's travel FREE
Weekly Adult Ticket: £10
Weekly Child Ticket: £5
Season Tickets: £120 (Forms available on request)

Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the above information is accurate, SIV cannot accept responsibility in respect of any error, mis-statement or alteration which may have occurred

The Scarborough Spa Cliff Lift Opening Times can be found here:

If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing or ring 01723 376774 (Option 7).

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Please click on link above for current running times.
All times during the winter are dependent on weather and

demand. The lifts will run to coincide with shows at the Spa wherever possible. Please call Spa direct to confirm the lift is open. Normal running times when open 10.00 - 17.00.


2018 prices -->

Adult Single: £1
Adult Return: £1.60

Child Single: 60p
Child Return: £1

Children under 5's travel FREE

Weekly Adult Ticket: £10
Weekly Child Ticket: £5

Season Tickets: £120 (Forms available on request)


North Yorkshire,
YO11 2AW



See location of Cliff Lift - Scarborough Spa on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 043875  Lat: 54.27252 Long: -0.39983

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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Scarborough station


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