Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Hop on board and enjoy a ride on England's oldest electric railway.

Built in 1883, this narrow-gauge railway (named after its eccentric designer, Magnus Volk), spans just over a mile along Brighton's seafront from the Aquarium to Black Rock. 

With the sea on one side and Brighton's promenade on the other, you'll journey on a semi-open carriage past Paston Place to Black Rock, where you can take a wander along the Undercliff Walk along the sea wall, or hop on a bus to the nearby village of Rottingdean. This picturesque village was once the home of Rudyard Kipling, and was also very popular with smugglers. Rottingdean's beach is also a great spot for searching for crabs and anemones so don't forget your bucket!

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The Volks Electric Railway in Brighton.The Volks Electric Railway in Brighton © VisitBrighton
Rottingdean village pond.Rottingdean village pond © VisitBrighton

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