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Welcome to Lynton & Lynmouth

Our picturesque villages are situated on the spectacular North Devon coast in one of England's last remaining tranquil areas, Exmoor.

We invite you to explore and discover what makes North Devon & Exmoor so special. There is nowhere else like it: stunning scenery; magnificent wildlife; views to remember forever; unique local characters; delicious local food and genuine hospitality.

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Picturesque Lynmouth provides a romantic escape from modern living with its rows of charming fishing cottages and shops that cluster around the pretty harbour of gently bobbing boats. Lynton perched high above is a vibrant Victorian village retaining a quaint mix of times present and times past.

We welcome you to enjoy our collection of great shops, the excellent places to eat and places to stay to help you enjoy your stay.

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The 1952 Lynmouth Flood Disaster

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
On the day itself, just over 9 inches (230mm) of rain fell, 6 inches (150mm) of which fell in a few short hour…
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Meet the Owners: Longmead House

Tuesday, 18 February 2020
What inspired you to start running Longmead House in Lynton, North Devon?
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Things to do in the rain

Monday, 17 February 2020
England is famous for rainy days, and North Devon and Exmoor are not excluded from that.
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Explore North Devon & Exmoor

Start your journey where Exmoor meets the sea

Here, on the coast of the Exmoor National Park in North Devon, you'll find the perfect destination for a magical English holiday, vacation or short break... where you can get away from everything!

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We will help you get the best out of your holiday in Lynton and Lynmouth. Let us be your one-stop-guide on where to stay, places to find the best local produce, food and drink plus ideas on what to see and do and local festivals and events happening around Exmoor.


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The History of Little Switzerland

Lynton & Lynmouth sit on the Exmoor Coast

The small, unspoilt towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are situated on the northern edge of the Exmoor coast.

Lynton stands some 450ft above its sister village of Lynmouth and in the 18th and 19th Centuries inspired Romantic poets and authors and became a popular tourist resort owing much of it development to the wealthy publisher, Sir George Newnes.

Sir Georges' involvement saw many of the towns top attractions built, such as the water-powered Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, the fascinating Town Hall and the narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Steam Railway at Woody Bay.

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