Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

6a Castle Terrace



WV16 4AH

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01746 762124

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway



Type Price Details
Adult £1.20 Return
Child £1.20 Return - Under 6s free.


This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.

Since 1892 it has been transporting residents and visitors alike up and down the 111 ft sandstone cliff between High Town, with its interesting shops, gardens and historic castle grounds, and Low Town with the riverside quay, enjoying the view that Charles I called the finest in his kingdom.

The railway operates 2 carriages on parallel tracks. Connected by steel cables, the carriages serve to counterbalance each other. The carriages were originally driven by a system of water balance, each carriage carrying water ballast in a tank beneath the passenger compartment, but since 1943 an electric winding engine has powered the railway.

The railway is unique in that it makes its spectacular journey every few minutes throughout the year.

The railway is fully accessible to someone with limited mobility and able to walk a few paces and manage 3 steps. A full size wheelchair will need to be folded. Please telephone for more information.


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Opening Times

Day 7th October 2013 - 28th March 2014 29th March 2014 - 6th October 2014
Monday 08:00 - 18:30 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:30 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:30 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:30 12:00 - 20:00
Bank Holidays 08:00 - 18:30 08:00 - 20:00


Guide Dogs Permitted Special Group rates Min group size Groups Acepted Educational Visits Accepted Max group size


Self-Assessed Mobility Level 1 Self-Assessed Visual Level 1

Note: Establishments may self assess themselves for accessibility. You are strongly advised to check directly with operators if you have specific access and mobility requirements.


From Bridgnorth Low Town car parks, walk across river bridge to Bottom Station. From Bridgnorth High Town car parks, follow fingerpost signs to Cliff Railway - Top Station is on Castle Terrace. From SVR Station, cross footbridge and follow signs.


The details displayed on this page are correct at the time of publication however, Shropshire Tourism would like to advise all visitors to check prices & opening times with the venue prior to traveling in case of changes that might have occured since the publication of this page. Whilst Shropshire Tourism endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Shropshire Tourism does not accept any liability for error or omission. The directions above are for planning purposes only and should be used alongside a general roadmap or satnav system. Variables such as road/construction works, traffic, weather conditions etc may cause alterations to the route.

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