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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01598 | code search
Postcode: EX35 | code search
Population: 1100
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

Lynton Events

June
Lynton & Lynmouth Music Festival
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Sunny Lyn Holiday Park
"We arrived at the site late one night to find that the reception was closed. The instructions for camping were easy to follow and the location and facilities were lovely. ..." More

Sunny Lyn Holiday Park
"Lovely location but bit of a hike into town. I was at first very pleased with the arrival reception as was festival weekend and my daughter getting married. Unfortunately owner ..." More

Gable Lodge Guest House
"took a flying visit to north devon, amongst other places as we live in usa... stayed 2 nights ,they made us feel really welcome.nice friendly people. couldn,t do enough ..." More

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Lynton is a small North Devon village. It sits 600ft above its coastal neighbour, Lynmouth. The two villages are joined by an innovative cliff railway which has been in operation since 1890. Apart from the relaying of tracks in 1908, the water powered railway runs just as it did when first built. Lynton and Lynmouth were affectionately called “Little Switzerland” By the Victorians. Lynton is an attractive village offering visitors stunning views of the beautiful Devon coastline. For a bracing walk and more amazing views, climb to the top of Hollerday Hill. A mostly wooded hill with the remains of an Iron Age settlement at its summit. The route up Hollerday Hill starts behind the Town Hall. Inside the Town Hall are a visitor centre, films, drama and exhibitions. The Lynton cinema is run by the community and fashioned in 1930’s style, a refreshing and nostalgic alternative to modern day multiplexes. A Farmer’s Market is held at the Hall on the first Saturday of the month. Lynton has its own museum and is home to excellent restaurants, cafes, tea rooms and arts and craft shops. Availing of the services of several nearby stables, expert and beginner horse riders alike can take in the natural beauty of the moors from the saddle. The famous Lynton and Barnstaple railway was shut down in 1935. The railway was originally built by the men behind the Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway, but ceased operations due to financial difficulties. The day after it closed, a wreath was placed at Barnstaple with a note reading “Perchance it is not dead, but sleepeth”. It is these words that drove enthusiasts to work tirelessly to reopen the line. Part of the line has been reopened at Woody Bay, with steam and diesel hauled passenger rides throughout the Summer.

Accountant

Lyn Financial Services
Maria Floyd

Attraction

Lyn and Exmoor Museum

Camping

Channel View Caravan and Camping Park
Sunny Lyn Holiday Park

Doctor

Franksih J

Estate Agent

Robinson Cooke
Webbers Property Services

Holiday Park

Dean Steep

Inn

The Rockford Inn

Pub and Bar

Bridge Inn
Crown Hotel
Globe Hotel
The Rockford Inn

Restaurant

Bridge Inn
Castle Hill Guest House
Fish On The Harbour
Greenhouse
Mad Hatters Restaurant
Madhatters Bistro

Raffertys
Tanmoye
The Rockford Inn

Taxi

Lynton Private Hire

Shops

Nose To Tail
Lynton Pharmacy
Lorna Doone
The Buttery
Cliff Top Cafe
The Studio
Rock Rose
Trim
Exmoor Flowers
Gunns Gallery

Antiques

Farthings Of Exmoor

Activities

Outovercott Riding Stables(Riding)
Always Exmoor(Walking)

Places to Stay near Lynton

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Lee House (0.07 miles)

Lee House
Lee House is an attractive Victorian residence offering ˜Boutique Hotel' style guest house accommodation at affordable Bed and Breakfast prices. Our sunny South-facing home is situated in a quiet yet convenient part of Lynton, ... More | visit website
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North Cliff Hotel (0.07 miles)

North Cliff Hotel

The North Cliff Hotel, standing in its own grounds, has some of the finest views of the North Devon coastline. It is in a peaceful position some 500 feet above sea level on the well ... More | visit website

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Gable Lodge Guest House (0.12 miles)

Gable Lodge Guest House
Anne, Dave and Rebecca would like to welcome you to Gable Lodge, Lynton, a family run guest house offering family friendly bed and breakfast accommodation with evening meals available on request.
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Valley of Rocks Hotel (0.14 miles)

Valley of Rocks Hotel
Ragged Jack, Devil's Cheesewring and Castle Rock are a selection of strange rock formations which form the Valley of the Rocks after which our hotel in Lynton is named. The valley is a pleasant walk ... More | visit website
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Castle Hill Guest House (0.22 miles)

Castle Hill Guest House
Alistair & Emma Mundell welcome you to Castle Hill Guest House, an imposing Victorian property situated in the picturesque village of Lynton. We have a combination of double, twin and family rooms. All rooms have en-suite facilities with ... More | visit website
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The Denes Guest House (0.23 miles)

The Denes Guest House
The Denes is a licensed guesthouse situated in Lynton. Lynton and its twin village, Lynmouth, are enveloped within the Exmoor National Park and occupy an area of outstanding natural and coastal scenery. The Denes itself ... More | visit website
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Highcliffe House (0.25 miles)

Highcliffe House
Originally built in the 1870's as a gentleman's summer residence, Highcliffe House, is now a beautifully restored guest house. Standing in its own grounds approximately 500ft above sea level, it commands stunning views of the ... More | visit website
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Rising Sun Hotel (0.26 miles)

Rising Sun Hotel

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Step inside this thatched 14th century historic smugglers inn nestled in the picturesque harbour of Lynmouth. The hotel has been gently transformed over the years into an elegant harbourside hotel. ... More

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Bath Hotel (0.28 miles)

Bath Hotel

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The Bath Hotel - superb location, relaxed atmosphere and quality service at competitive prices. Situated in the heart of the village directly opposite the Lynmouth Harbour and the Lyn River.

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Sinai House (0.30 miles)

Sinai House
This delightful hotel enjoys stunning views over Exmoor and the sea. Decorated to a high standard by the friendly owners. Sinai House is a privately owned Victorian house built in 1860 as a gentlemen’s residence ... More | visit website

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