The West Hill Lift retains its original wooden Victorian coaches, and also runs through a tunnel, very unusual for a funicular. The lift’s charming 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 busiest sea lane on the world. Please note that there is limited access on the West Hill carriages for large prams and push chairs.
The East Hill Lift is the United Kingdom’s steepest funicular railway and provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore. The lift provides views over the Stade, home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe.