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Cliff Railways - West Hill

West Hill, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex

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West Hill Lift  

THE WEST HILL CLIFF RAILWAY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED BECAUSE OF A TECHNICAL PROBLEM, WE HOPE IT WILL REOPEN IN OCTOBER.

The West Hill Lift retains its original wooden Victorian coaches, and also runs through a tunnel, very unusual for a funicular.

The lift's charming lower station is in traffic-free George Street which is full of continental-style cafés, art shops and bookshops.

The West Hill itself offers some of the town's most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the Channel, the busiest sea lane on the world. Better still, you can enjoy these sights from inside the West Hill Café which is open throughout the Summer and offers a wide range of drinks and meals.

Please note that there is limited access on the West Hill carriages for large prams and push chairs.

Legacy of the Railway

The United Kingdom's steepest funicular railway is not only a structure of national importance but also a source of immense local pride.

It casts a welcoming shadow over Europe's largest beach launched fishing fleet and provides thousands of residents and visitors easy access to the Hastings Country Park and some of the most spectacular vantage points over the town.

It's become an enduring symbol of the unique charm and character of Hastings, a symbol powerful and true enough to withstand two world wars and the fast-changing tides of a turbulent century.

The lift's charming lower station is in traffic-free George Street which is full of continental-style cafés, artshops and bookshops.

The West Hill itself offers some of the town's most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the Channel, the busiest sea lane on the world. It was on this hilltop that Hastings resident John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, made his first radar experiments.

Better still, you can enjoy these sights from inside the West Hill Café which is open throughout the Summer and offers a wide range of drinks and meals.

 

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Group£2.50 per ticket
Adult Return£3.50 per ticket
Adult Season£46.00 per ticket
Child Group£1.70 per ticket
Child Return£2.20 per ticket
Child Season£31.00 per ticket
Concessions£2.20 per ticket
Family - up to 2 adults 3 Children£10.00 per ticket
Weekly ticket adult£11.00 per ticket
Weekly ticket child£6.00 per ticket
Weekly ticket family£28.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    480
  • Very Good
    261
  • Average
    78
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • Bunty B
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    A trip up East Hill
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th September 2019
    We took the railway up to the top of East Hill to take a look at the park. The views from the top are breathtaking (as well as the wind). It's a quick ride to the top and not a bad price at £3.50... Read full review
  • Pioneer317245
    What a smooth ride
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th September 2019
    Enjoyed the trip on this railway and the view from the top is great also the areas at the top is very clean well maintained and a pleasant walk round lovely place for a picnic Read full review
  • Zan190775
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Such a Disappointment
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th October 2019
    We had traveled about 200 miles to visit Hastings and our main objective was a trip on the East Hill lift. We knew that the West Hill lift was closed for maintenance but had read on the website that... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open New Year
West Hill - Winter (1 Oct 2019 - 28 Feb 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
West Hill - closed for essential maintenance (2 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

* Closed Christmas Day but open again on Boxing Day. Open New Year's Day.

Week commencing 15 July 2019.
THE WEST HILL CLIFF RAILWAY HAS HAD TO CLOSE FOR A TECHNICAL PROBLEM AND HOPES TO REOPEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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