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a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

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About Lynton

The pretty resort of Lynton lies high above the wide rugged cliffs of Lynmouth Bay. Lynton, boarders with the wild beauty of bracken and heather clad moors that form the vast Exmoor National Park. Once a quiet uneventful place, Lynton's popularity was caused by the explosion of the railways, a line reached here late in the 19th-century bringing with it Victorian and Edwardian tourists who were enchanted with the moorland and coastal scenery of this hither-to unexplored by the masses, region. It is a wild and passionate area, the nature of the rocks and the power of the swirling ocean have carved a majestic coastal stretch known as the Valley of the Rocks. Here, jagged tors and huge rocky outcrops, sweep hundreds of feet to the sea below.

The passing centuries have brought little alteration to Lynton and many of the fine Victorian properties, built during the early, heady days of rail travel, remain to be admired today. The town hall was built with money provided by wealthy publisher, Sir George Newnes, in celebration of his son's 21st birthday. Sir George was the publisher of the Sherlock Holmes novels, he was also responsible for the building of the cliff railway, built as an alternative to the steep 1 in 4 perilous road journey from Lynmouth.

In this lovely area there is much to do and plenty to occupy the visitor; there are Safari trips exploring Exmoor, sea-fishing trips and boat trips out to Lundy. There is a nearby Brass Rubbing Centre and the national trust property Watersmeet House.

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The Sandrock Lynton in Lynton, Devon, England4 stars

The Sandrock Lynton

Lynton, Devon, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a sun terrace, The Sandrock Lynton offers accommodation in Lynton. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equippe...
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Longmead House in Lynton, Devon, England4 stars

Longmead House

Lynton, Devon, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
This charming Victorian house has picturesque gardens and plenty of free parking on site on the edge of Exmoor National Park....
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Kingford House in Lynton, Devon, England

Kingford House

Lynton, Devon, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
On the Exmoor Heritage Coast, Kingford House in Lynton is set in its own garden at the base of Hollerday Hill, and looks out towards the Valley of the Rocks. It offers free parking and WiFi and home-c...
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The Denes in Lynton, Devon, England4 stars

The Denes

Lynton, Devon, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
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Victoria Lodge in Lynton, Devon, England

Victoria Lodge

Lynton, Devon, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Victoria Lodge is a holiday home set in Lynton, 44 km from Swansea. The property is 23 km from Barnstaple and boasts views of the city. An oven, a toaster and a refrigerator can be found in the kitch...
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Gable Lodge Guest House in Lynton, Devon, England

Gable Lodge Guest House

Lynton, Devon, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
This family-run Grade II listed Victorian guest house offers free on-site parking and is less than a mile from The Valley of Rocks and Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Gable Lodge Guest House also fea...
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Southcliffe B&B in Lynton, Devon, England4 stars

Southcliffe B&B

Lynton, Devon, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
With multiple silver awards and a 4-star rating from AA, Southcliffe B&B provides high-quality accommodation and an extensive breakfast menu. On the north Devon coast, in Exmoor National Park, this gu...
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