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Lynton Town in Devon

Photograph of Lynton


The town of Lynton lies on the North Devon coast some 700 feet above its neighbouring settlement of Lynmouth and close to the border with Somerset.

Lynmouth lies at the junction of the East and West Lyn Rivers and was a small port until the late 18th century, importing coal and limestone and exporting oysters and farm produce.

Nowadays the settlements are usually treated as the twin town of "Lynton and Lynmouth" rather than as two separate entities.

The area gained popularity with the Victorians who coined the phrase "Englands Little Switzerland" for its rugged scenery and built the now famous funicular railway in 1890 to connect Lynton with Lynmouth below.

The area will stick in the memory as the site of the devastating flood of 15th-16th August 1952, where storm waters at first choked the Lyn Valley and then burst through to flood the town killing 34 people and making over 400 homeless.

Highlights of the area include the Lynton and Lynmouth Funicular Railway, the Valley of the Rocks, the Exmoor Coast at Heddons Mouth, Porlock, Bossington and Culbone or the interior of Exmoor at Dunkery, the Brendon Valley and Simonsbath.

Events near Lynton

Dining out near Lynton

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Lynmouth, Lynton, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:




arrowSouth Molton



Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Lynton, Combe Martin, South Molton and Exmoor.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowLyn and Exmoor Museum

	arrowLynton Cliff Railway

	arrowBrendon Manor Stables

	arrowHeddon Hall


	arrowExmoor Zoological Park

Blackmoor Gate

	arrowWistlandpound Reservoir

Combe Martin

	arrowDean Riding Stables

	arrowCombe Martin Wildlife Park

	arrowCombe Martin Museum




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