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Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Outdoor attractions/activities will be able to reopen for 'day visitors' from the 6th July 2020 - Please check before travelling


The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and the only one in Wales. Its 778 feet undulating track and tilted carriages are the unique work of Victorian engineer G. Croyden Marks.

It opened in 1896 operating on the water balance system but since 1921 a powerful electric motor and 2 high tensile steel cables have hauled the carriages at a stately 4 miles an hour. This gives you time to enjoy the panoramic views as you climb to the summit station and marvel at the Victorians ingenuity.

Opening details

The Cliff Railway is open from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week from April to October, and often later (till 6pm) during the high season.
Out of season, the trains run to a limited timetable.


2020 Return Fares:
Child: £4.50
Adult: £5.50
Student: £4.50
Senior: £4.50
Disabled: £3.00
Family (2 adults & 1 child):£12.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children):£15.00


Cliff Terrace,
SY23 2DN



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Map reference: SN 585826  Lat: 52.42303 Long: -4.08230

The Cliff Railway is at the north end of the Promenade; follow signs to the Promenade and turn right when you reach the sea.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Aberystwyth station