Lynton, Devon travel guide and Lynton information

Photo of Lynton in Exmoor (Devon region)

Visit Lynton

Lynton is a village located in north-eastern Devon, 210 metres above its 'sister town' of Lynmouth.

The highlight of a visit to Lynton lies a little way outside the village. The Valley of Rocks is a fascinating place where jagged rocks emerge from the barren landscape to create a very unusual and picturesque environment. You will also likely catch a glimpse of the wild goats that live here.

Visit Lynton

Back to Lynton, now pretty much a tourist village, Lynton has plenty of shops, and tearooms to refresh you. There is also a small museum dedicated to Exmoor, and a church with origins dating to the 13th century, although most of the current church dates from reconstructions and modifications in the 17th-19th centuries.

Keep an eye out for what's on at the little cinema at Lynton - dating from 2001 and one of the smallest cinemas in the country, it has been installed inside an unused methodist Chapel. Don't go expecting a multi-screen extravaganza and a wide choice of blockbusters, but just a good time in comfortable surroundings.

Things to do in Lynton

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff railway connects the two villages and is popular with visitors. Dating from 1890 it joins the two villages together by traversing the steep slope from Lynmouth to Lynton. See Lynmouth page for more details.

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Map of Lynton and places to visit

Lynton places to visit

See more places nearby in the Devon guide