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Lympstone village, Devon

Lympstone is a village and civil parish in East Devon. It had a population of 1,754 in the 2001 Census.

There is a harbour on the estuary of the River Exe, lying at the outlet of Wotton Brook between cliffs of red breccia. The promontory to the north of the harbour is topped by a flat pasture, Cliff Field, that is managed by the National Trust and used for football matches and other local events.

Lympstone has rail services on the Avocet Line to Exmouth and Exeter from Lympstone Village railway station and is known locally for Peter's Tower, an Italianate riverfront brick clock tower built around 1885 by W.H. Peters as a memorial to his wife and for its tradition of residents drying washing on the foreshore. The riverside houses back directly on to the shore, with no continuous seawall, and the passageways between them to the beach are equipped with metal flood gates that are closed by residents when they are warned of high tides by a local alert network.

Near the village is the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), the principal military training centre for the Royal Marines. The training centre has its own dedicated railway halt, Lympstone Commando, (not in public use) on the Exeter-Exmouth branch line.

Ralph Lane, equerry to Queen Elizabeth I, was born in Lympstone. He was a soldier who went with Sir Walter Raleigh on his second expedition to the New World in 1585. He founded a colony on Roanoke Island amidst great hardship and deprivation. He was later present at the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Singer and lead guitarist of The Kinks, Dave Davies, lived in Lympstone in the 1990s.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Exmouth, Dawlish, Sidmouth and Teignmouth.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowExmouth

arrowDawlish

arrowBudleigh Salterton

arrowSidmouth

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowExmouth

	arrowDawlish

	arrowExeter

	arrowBudleigh Salterton

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Newton Abbot, Paignton, Brixham and Moretonhampstead.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Exmouth

	arrowA la Ronde

	arrowSavoy Cinema

	arrowExmouth Pavilion

	arrowWorld of Country Life

Budleigh Salterton

	arrowLily Farm Vineyard

	arrowOtterton Mill

Sidmouth

	arrowBicton Park Botanical Gardens

	arrowManor Pavilion Theatre

	arrowRadway Cinema

Teignmouth

	arrowCarlton Theatre

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