A survey compiled by consumer champion Which? Has revealed that North Devon’s Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is one of Britain’s favourite historic sites. Which? Surveyed almost 3,000 people using a critera including valley for money and helpfulness of staff, resulting in a list of 63 top historical attractions.

Having been a working railway since 1890 and remaining the highest and steepest totally water powered railway in the world, Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway provides stunning coastal views and is the best way to travel between the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. Today it is Grade II listed and continues to ferry visitors up and down the cliff that separates its two towns.

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway were featured at 32 in the 63 long list with an overall score of 78%, scoring highly for helpfulness of staff and received a higher overall score than Wiltshire’s Stone Henge.

Speaking about the survey, Guy Hobbs, Which? Travel’s editor, said: “Whether you are looking to get back to nature or explore the hidden histories of our remarkable cities, Which?’s rankings of the UK’s best historic attractions have plenty to inspire you.”

You can find out more about Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway here. See the full survey results here. 

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