Thursday, April 05, 2007

Smugglers Centre & Cliff Lift open

The story of smuggler John Andrews is coming alive again with the seasonal reopening of the town's popular Saltburn Smugglers visitor attraction.The three-room Heritage Centre invites visitors to relive the sights, sounds and smells of the smuggling trade over 200 years ago.
John Andrew, landlord of the Ship Inn, was known locally as the Smuggler King. Outwardly, he was a pillar of the local community, but underneath, he was an artful and successful smuggler.
Opening times, until May 31, are Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm, then from June 1, it will be Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm before the attraction opens every day from July 1, from 10am-6pm.
Admission prices are: adult/oaps £1.95, children £1.45 with a £5.80 family rate for two adults and two children.There are reduced rates for pre-booked groups and schools. Call 01287 625252 for more details.

One of Saltburn's most popular attractions opens on Good Friday, April 6 - the Victorian Cliff Lift. Over 100,000 people made the journeys up and down the cliff last year in the two cabins, built in 1884, thanks to its original water-powered system.
The lift will be open from 10am-5pm, seven days a week, apart from a 30-minute lunch break, until the end of September, and until 7pm from the late Spring Bank Holiday Monday, May 28.
Fares are 65p for adults and 35p for oaps.

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