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Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

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Contact Details

  • 6a Castle Terrace
  • Bridgnorth
  • Shropshire
  • WV16 4AH


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.


49 - Guide Dogs Permitted22 - Special Group rates23 - Min group size21 - Groups Acepted42 - Educational Visits Accepted24 - Max group size


Self-Assessed Mobility Level 1Self-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.


Type Price Details
Child£1.60Return - Under 6s free.

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Opening Times

Summer Opening Times
Monday - Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 12noon - 8pm

Winter Opening Times
Monday - Saturday 8am - 6.30pm
Sunday 12noon - 6.30pm


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.