Lynton and Lynmouth

Lynton & Lynmouth; Exmoor; Devon

Exmoor towns Lynton and Lynmouth

The twined Exmoor towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are located within the Devon region; Lynton sitting above Lynmouth a joined by the famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, established in 1888 it is the highest and most steepest water powered railway in the world!

A popular tourist destination; with shops; cafes country pubs; and a good selection of accommodation options as well as Lynton‘s very own cinema! Surrounded by many historic and famous landmarks such as Valley of the rocks; a mecca for walking enthusiasts and nature lovers. 

Nestled around Lynton and Lynmouth are the hamlets and villages of Countisbury; Parracombe; Barbrook; Brendon and Oare

Lynton and Lynmouth

Lynmouth River Lyn “Where Exmoor meets the sea”

Lynmouth where Exmoor meets the Sea

Tragedy devastated Lynmouth on 15th August 1955 when the worst post war flood to hit Britain swept through the Devon town claiming 34 lives of local people and destroying 39 buildings. More than 25 years later questions are still being asked about the tragic event. Opposite Lynmouth Harbor is the Flood Memorial Hall; Home to a scale model of pre flood Lynmouth, personal accounts and photographs. The Lyn & Exmoor Museum Lynton’s oldest surviving domestic dwelling, also hold a unique collection of flood photos; as well as a maritime; railway and natural history collection.

Lynmouth Harbour

Lynmouth Harbour

View from Countisbury Hill

Countisbury Hill; Lynton; Lynmouth; Exmoor;

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