Coronavirus Update: Lynton & Lynmouth remains closed

11 May 2020

We are asking you not to visit Lynton & Lynmouth at this time.
Further to the announcement of new lockdown measures, which come into effect from Wednesday 13th May, we would like to remind you to adhere to the rules and not make unnecessary journeys that will endanger the vulnerable people and support workers in our communities.

Please read the current Government guidance on travel and social distancing.

We would love to welcome back our visitors at the right time and will advise you when this will be. In the meantime, stay home, stay safe and we look forward to the day we can see you again.

Please also note that the Cliff Railway is not open to the public.

Thank you for keeping our communities safe.

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We would LOVE to hear about your stories and memories of Lynton & Lynmouth and share them with generations to come.

Tell us what it is you LOVE about Lynton & Lynmouth - we want to hear about your favourite things to do - What drew you to the area? What place you love to visit? Your favourite walks? - inspire us with your stories!

It's been hard for us here without our visitors and hearing what you love most about our twin towns is really important to us all - we want to keep the memories alive!


Discover Lynton & Lynmouth

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.

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.

Share the Love: 1975

Friday, 22 May 2020
Back in 1974-5 Mum, Dad, two brothers, my friend and I came by coach from Colne in Lancashire to Butlins…
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Lynmouth Bay Cafe

Thursday, 14 May 2020
We caught up with Kathy & Aileen, owners of the wonderful Lynmouth Bay Cafe, to find out what inspired the…
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Meet the Author: Hilary Bradt

Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Hilary co-founded Bradt Travel Guides in 1974, and now lives in semi-retirement in Seaton, East Devon.
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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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