Cliff Railways - West Hill


The United Kingdom's steepest funicular railway, the West Hill Lift has its original wooden Victorian coaches, and also runs through a tunnel, which is very unusual for a funicular railway.

The lift's lower station is in traffic-free George Street which is full of continental-style cafés, art shops and bookshops.

The West Hill itself offers some of the town's most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the Channel. 


The west hill lift has fifteen steps at the top on exit.

The carriages are original with doorway’s that are only about 20 inches wide so are not wheelchair accessible

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Blue Badge
  • Designated Disabled Parking
  • Drop-off Area
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Grab/Drop Down Rails
  • Baby Changing Facilities

Accessible toilet at top 

Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Handrails

Offers & Events


The West Hill Lift George Street
Hastings, TN34 3EA

This page was last updated on 25 Jan 2023