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Whitby Cliff Lift

Whitby Cliff Lift

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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.

Open 27 April – 30 September

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

The cliff lift will close on 1 October 2018 to re-open again on 5 May 2019.


Single fare 60p per person each way.


Whitby Cliff Lift


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