Welcome to Bridgnorth Cliff Railway England’s Oldest and Steepest Inland Electric Funicular Railway!

For over a century Bridgnorth Cliff Railway has been transporting the people of Bridgnorth up and down the 111 ft sandstone cliffs that separate High Town from Low Town, and the River Severn. It is first and foremost a working railway; its importance to both the townspeople of Bridgnorth and to visitors to the town is undiminished by age.

The railway operates two cars on parallel tracks. Connected by steel ropes, the carriages serve to counterbalance each other – as one rises to the top station, the other runs to the bottom station. The cars are now powered by an electric winding engine, but were originally driven by a system of water balance, each carriage carrying water ballast in a tank beneath the passenger compartment.

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Opening Times

On our re-opening planned for mid-February, 2024, we will be operating reduced hours from 9.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. whilst we ascertain passenger demand for longer operating times. We will update on this in due course.

Meanwhile, we will remain closed until 12 noon on Sundays to enable maintenance and engineering.

9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Tickets £2.50 return. Children under 6 years old free. Discounts for groups of 15 or more. Well-behaved dogs free. Please Contact Us for more information.

Contact The Bridgnorth Castle Hill Railway Company Ltd in Shropshire