Lynton & LynmouthBarnstaple
North Devon EX35
On the northern seaside edge of Devon’s Exmoor National Park is the area known as England's 'Little Switzerland'. This part of Exmoor is an area of incomparable beauty. Here are high cliffs and hills, bracken covered wooded valleys, waterfalls and briskly running rivers.
This is an area that is ideal for walking with quaint Victorian cottages and is an access point to the wilderness of Exmoor with its deer and ponies.
It is here that the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth attract increasing visitor numbers each year.
The village of Lynton set high on the cliffs is a bright airy Victorian village with a varied selection of shops, tea-room and cafes.
Lynton’s sister village, Lynmouth, some 500 feet (152 metres) below nestles at the base of the cliff on a pretty harbour that provides the visitor with a quiet space in which to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is an ideal retreat where the visitor can wander amongst quaint fisherman’s cottages or stroll along the sea shore and around the quay with its distinctive Rhenish Tower.
The twin towns are well served by a large range of shops, eateries, pubs and a variety of accommodation houses.
Cliff Railway
A unique water operated cliff railway dating back to 1890 joins the village of Lynton to Lynmouth, 500 feet (152 metres) below. The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a funicular railway with two cars carrying up to 40 passengers each.
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Lynton Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall, Lee Road, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6BT
This TIC offers a full service including accommodation bookings, brochures and details of local attractions.
Telephone  0845 4683 775 (England)
Telephone  +44 (0)1598 752 225
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Getting There
- By Train/ Bus from London:
As Lynton & Lynmouth are not on a direct rail connection from London, or Bristol for that matter, changes of transport modes are required.
Take the approximately hourly First Great Western train service from London Paddington to Plymouth leaving the train at Exeter and then catch the First Great Western train service from Exeter to Barnstaple train & bus station. Journey time is approximately 3½ hours. For timetables, fares and ticketing, consult National Railways Web: National Rail Enquiries   External Link
From Barnstaple bus station, take TW Coaches Service Number 310, Route Barnstaple – Lynmouth – Lynton to Town Hall Lynton. Journey time is approximately 52 minutes. For timetables, fares and ticketing, consult Traveline South West Web: Traveline South West   External Link
- By Car from London:
Exit London at Junction 15 on the M25 Ring Road taking the M4 towards Bristol and South Wales, passing Bath (Junction 18). On passing Bristol and meeting the north/south M5 motorway (just prior to the Severn Crossing) leave the M4 at Junction 20 and take the M5 South passing Weston-Super-Mare, Bridgewater, and Taunton heading towards Exeter.
At Junction 27 leave the M5 motorway and head West on the A361 to South Molton (towards Barnstaple). Just past South Molton, take the A399 north-west until the A39 crosses – take the A39 north to Lynmouth & Lynton.
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