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Aberystwyth Cliff Railway


Cliff Terrace
SY23 2DN

Contact Details

Tel: 01970 617642
The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway 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. For further information visit:


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

Prices and opening

2021 Return Fares
Child: £4.00
Adult: £5.50
Student: £4.50
Senior: £4.50
Disabled: £3.00
Family (2 adults & 1 children): £12.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £15.00

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesThe 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.