Lynton & Lynmouth Council


The twin town of Lynton & Lynmouth is situated on the North Devon coast approximately midway between Ilfracombe and Minehead. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, unequalled by any resort on England’s shore. The high ground of Exmoor falls to meet unusual ‘hog back’ cliffs that plunge steeply over 600ft into the sea providing a breathtaking backdrop to the two rural communities.

The Lyn Rivers tumble through deep wooded valleys meeting at Lynmouth to flow across a rocky shore to the open sea. A small harbour, flanked by the famous Rhenish Tower, hints that a herring trade once sustained Lynmouth’s community whilst the small town of Lynton, originally supported by sheep farming, stands high on the cliff above its sister village.

The area suffered devastation during the flood of 1952 but now only seems to give pleasure and enjoyment to our many visitors each year. Lynton & Lynmouth have many Gift shops, restaurants and pubs; and for those who are a little more energetic, some fantastic walks with views that will take your breath away.




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