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Pictures of Lynton

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

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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A back street.

Combe Martin (76 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction W of Lynton)



Porlock (52 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

(10.8 miles, 17.3 km, direction E of Lynton)

Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....

Selworthy Church

Selworthy Green (30 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(12.8 miles, 20.6 km, direction E of Lynton)

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...

A packhorse bridge in the village of Winsford on Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

Winsford (3 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction SE of Lynton)

One of the prettiest and most unspoilt of villages, steeped in history and mentioned in the Domesday book..

Minehead Station.

Minehead (148 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

(15.7 miles, 25.3 km, direction E of Lynton)

Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....

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Valley of rocks near Lynton, Devon

The Valley of Rocks (22 Pictures)

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)


Watersmeet near Lynmouth, North Devon

Watersmeet (36 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.1 km, direction E)

This is a delightful fishing lodge from 1823 located at the picturesque spot in the East Lyn Valley where the waters of the River.....

Entrance of Watermouth Castle, Near Ilfracombe, Devon

Watermouth Castle (9 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction W)

Watermouth Castle occupies a commanding position overlooking Watermouth Bay in the lovely coastal resort of Ilfracombe. Here.....

Porlock Bay

Exmoor National Park (107 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction SE)

A castle perched high above the sea dominates the north-eastern corner of Exmoor. For hundreds of years Dunster Castle has stood.....

Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps (9 Pictures)

(14.5 miles, 23.3 km, direction SE)

A Prehistoric bridge dating from 1000 BC. The bridge crosses the river Barle with some of its stones weighing 5 tonnes, and said.....

Dunster - Village & Castle (1) - June 2003

Dunster Castle & Garden (46 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.3 km, direction E)

The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....

Ogmore Castle, South Wales uk

Ogmore Castle (2 Pictures)

(20.3 miles, 32.7 km, direction NE)


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