Have a traditional Victorian seaside experience

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

Head to the delightful seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea for a fun trip up a sea-cliff lift and dine on fish and chips with a view.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea in Redcar, on northeast England’s coast, is home to Britain’s oldest operating water-balanced cliff lift – a funicular powered by water – which you can ride up and down between town and beach, taking in sea views and imagining Victorian holidaymakers doing the same when it was built in the late 19th century. 

The Victorian Spa town has a wealth of outstanding architecture and original features – admire its magnificent 183 metre (600 feet) long Victorian Pier, stroll along the seafront to Valley Gardens and take a ride on the miniature railway. Then treat the family to Saltburn’s famous fish and chips, accompanied by breathtaking views of curving, golden sands and rugged sea cliffs. 

If you’re lucky, you might catch the creations of the ‘Yarn Bombers’, who regularly make national news with their fabulous and elaborate knitted creations that mysteriously appear in the town overnight. 

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Saltburn PierSaltburn Pier © Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Saltburn Cliff LiftSaltburn Cliff Lift © Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Saltburn Valley GardensSaltburn Valley Gardens © Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Saltburn at night Saltburn at night © Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Knitted items left by the mysterious Saltburn Yarn BombersKnitted items left by the mysterious Saltburn Yarn Bombers © Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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