Saltburn Cliff Tramway

About Saltburn Cliff Tramway

This iconic piece of Victorian engineering, Saltburn Cliff Tramway is the second oldest water funicular in the world and the oldest in the United Kingdom. Constructed and opened in 1884, it is still operated in exactly the same way as it was designed by our Victorian forebears.

Saltburn Cliff Tramway at night

The technical bits: 211 feet long on an incline of 71 Degrees with 120 feet drop, the two carriages operate with a simple but ingenious system of counter balancing water tanks. Operated by the ‘brakeman’ at the top, when possible, the staff will be happy to explain how it works.

Both carriages are fully accessible, and staff are on hand to assist with any accessibility needs.

Connecting the town of Saltburn with the only remaining pleasure pier on the North East and Yorkshire coast, and the promenade below, travel in style and comfort and rest those legs!

Visit Saltburn Cliff Tramway


Accessible parking

Two disabled spaces 100 yards from lower station in Promenade car park. Blue badges can also be used in other parking spaces. Free road parking within 50 yards of the top station.

Internal access

Easy, assisted access onto the trams.

External access

Ramp access path to the Upper Station and flat at the lower station.

Accessible toilets

Accessible toilets on the promenade within 20 yards of lower stations.

Staff support to aid visitors

Assist and all staff first aid trained.

For full details and facilities, please see their accessibility guide


Car parking

Carparking at the top and bottom.

Dogs at Saltburn Cliff Tramway

Dogs travel free but will need to be on a lead throughout.

Getting here

Contact us

Lower Promenade, Saltburn by the Sea TS12 1HQ
Tel 01287 622528
Email Saltburn Cliff Tramway


Between Marine Parade and Lower Promenadein line with the pier.

Public transport

Arriva North East service Saltburn with the bus services 3, X3 and the 708.

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