Saltburn Inclined Tramway / Cliff Lift

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The cliff lift at Saltburn has been in place in its present form since 1884, after the previous lift, built in 1873, was condemned.

Opened on 28 June 1884, this is the oldest remaining water-balanced cliff lift in Britain. Height of the lift 120ft, length of track 207ft.

Give or take a few modernisations here and there to ensure the safety of the public, the lift has remained a living time capsule for thousands of visitors to the resort, and is an important part of the town’s past.

Recently refurbished with stained glass windows. Links Saltburn’s pier, one of the few left in the country, with the town.

Powered by water, this simple, yet highly effective system has remained in place for many years.