Tourist Information in North Devon
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Lynton & Lynmouth Town Information




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These fascinating twin villages in north Devon are together known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and are linked by a water-powered funicular railway, opened in 1890, that carries passengers 600 feet from the sea-level harbour of Lynmouth to its cliff top sister, Lynton.  

Lynton & Lynmouth funicular Photo © Janine Forbes
Funicular railway -
Photo: Janine Forbes

Lynton Photo © Marion Dutcher
Lynton - Photo: Marion Dutcher

  Victorian-Edwardian Lynton offers breathtaking views and the Lyn and Exmoor Museum. 
Lynmouth, with its boats, narrow streets and promenade, has the attraction of seashore.




It inspired the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s tale of the Ancient Mariner.




Coleridge visited Lynmouth in 1812 after his fellow poet, Shelley, stayed here for several weeks with his runaway schoolgirl bride.
 

Lynmouth Photo © Catherine Edwards
Lynmouth -
Photo: Catherine Edwards

Valley of the Rocks Photo © John Phillips
Valley of the Rocks - Photo: John Phillips

  The area has spectacular scenery, notably the Valley of the Rocks (home of Mother Meldrum in R. D. Blackmore’s novel ‘Lorna Doone’) and Watersmeet Valley, run by the National Trust.





In the 1950s Lynmouth was struck by a cataclysmic flood that sparked a rock fall, killing more than 30 people.