Lynton and Lynmouth

Lynton and Lynmouth

The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are located in the middle of the rugged Exmoor coastline.

The two wooded combes of the East and West Lyn rivers meet at Lynmouth and cross the stoney beach to the sea.

Lynton is 500 feet above Lynmouth and the two towns are connected by the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. The railway is a 'must see and do' offering wonderful views over the bay. Lynton is an unspoilt village with some excellent independent shops and an impressive town hall.

Just down the road from the town centre is the unusual Valley of Rocks with a tearooms and probably the most idyllic setting for the cricket club ground.

Lynmouth is at sea level with a small harbour and Rhenish Tower dominating the harbour wall. The High Street is pedestrian-only with some fascinating shops to enjoy. The Exmoor National Park Visitor Centre is next to the cliff railway and has interactive displays, lots of information and a small theatre showing videos of Exmoor.

Top Highlights

  • Cliff Railway
  • Rhenish Tower
  • Coleridge Way end links with Two Moors Way, Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path
  • The Lynmouth Pavilion National Park Centre (where you can sign the Coleridge Way log book and claim a certificate if you've walked the route) and the Lyn and Exmoor Museum in Lynton provide fascinating insights into the area.
  • Valley of Rocks - sit in the poets shelter and be inspired by this jaw dropping landscape.
  • Lyn and Exmoor Museum.

Local Events

  • Lynmouth Regatta & Maritime Festival (June)
  • Lyn Valley Classic Car (June)
  • Lynmouth Raft Race (July)
  • Lyn Food Festival (September)
  • Lynton Late Night Xmas Shopping (December)
  • Cliff Railway Woody Bay Steam Gala (September)

Tourist Information

Exmoor National Park Centre in the Lynmouth Pavilion
Esplanade, Lynmouth (near the Cliff Railway)

Lynton Post Office, Lee Road.
Tel: 0845 458 3775

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