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About West Hill Lift Funicular Railway

West Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. It runs largely in the tunnel, and provides access to Hastings Castle and St Clement's Caves from George Street, on the town's seafront. The West Hill overlooks the sea to the south, the Old Town to the east, and the current central business district of Hastings to the west.

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Hastings Castle

Hastings Castle

0.21km from West Hill Lift Funicular Railway

Hastings Castle was originally a wooden tower built on top of a man made mound or motte, which was surrounded by an outer courtyard or bailey. The ruins you can see today are only half of the original structure; the castle’s south wall and keep were lost to the sea whilst remains of the east gate and east wall – which served as the foundation for the two towers, can still be seen.

Smugglers Adventure

Smugglers Adventure

0.33km from West Hill Lift Funicular Railway

Smugglers Adventure is a popular interactive attraction that reveals tales from the smuggling trade’s heyday, when swashbuckling gangs transported contraband goods into Britain through the isolated bays of the Sussex coast. Explore atmospheric underground caves and discover more about the shady goings-on that took place here in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary

0.38km from West Hill Lift Funicular Railway

Hastings Contemporary is a small, dynamic gallery on the seashore in Hastings showing the best in modern and contemporary art. Set right on the beach of Hastings Old Town, Hastings Contemporary will explore all forms of modern and contemporary art, as well as continuing to champion the medium of painting, for which it has built a strong reputation.

Hastings Fishermen's Museum

Hastings Fishermen's Museum

0.53km from West Hill Lift Funicular Railway

The Hastings Fishermen’s Museum is a small independent museum dedicated to the fishing industry and maritime history of Hastings in East Sussex. It opened in 1956 and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town and borough of Hastings. The building, a simple Gothic Revival-style stone chapel, has been listed at Grade II by English Heritage for its architectural and historical importance.

East Hill Lift Upper Station

East Hill Lift Upper Station

0.55km from West Hill Lift Funicular Railway

East Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. The East Hill Lift provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore. It was in the country park that Hastings resident John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, got the inspiration which led to his first TV experiments. The line provides views over The Stade, home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe.

Shipwreck Museum

Shipwreck Museum

0.56km from West Hill Lift Funicular Railway

The Shipwreck Museum is an independent charitable Museum set in the historic Old Town of Hastings, UK. The Museum has artefacts from many ships wrecked in the English Channel from the Goodwin Sands in Kent to Pevensey Bay in East Sussex. The museum is open every day May 1 to October 31, from 10 am to 6 pm.

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East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey for a short distance to the north-west, as well as the English Channel to the south.

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