Lynton & Lynmouth Area Guide
Sitting on the edge of Exmoor, Lynton and its neighbour Lynmouth - give visitors the very best of North Devon.
The Victorians called Lynton and Lynmouth ‘Little Switzerland’ and, with hills clad in woodland dropping dramatically to a pretty valley below, it’s easy to see why. Natural beauty is what this area does best. Lynmouth is a timeless village that has recovered from the depths of despair following the floods in 1952. The village was ravaged by torrents of water during the summer of 1952 but has since been lovingly restored, and a memorial museum now stands proudly in the village, offering a sobering experience of the moments after the floods struck. Today, tucked into the steep hillside below neighbouring Lynton, Lynmouth is an unspoilt treasure that simply must be experienced.