History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Lynton gained popularity as a resort when British travellers were forced to find alternatives to European holidays during the Napoleonic Wars. A walk along the cliffs from Lynton brings you to the beautiful area known as The Valley of Rocks, with odd geological formations of sandstone and shale.
A short drive away is the famous Exmoor beauty spot of Watersmeet, while Lynton is only 5 miles from Oare, where RD Blackmore set his novel Lorna Doone.
Address: Lynton, Devon, England
Attraction Type: Town
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Valley of Rocks - 1.3 miles (Countryside)
Brendon, St Brendan's Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Parracombe, St Petrock's Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Oare, St Mary's Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church)
Robber's Bridge - 6.2 miles (Historic Building)
Culbone, St Beuno's Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church)
Arlington Court - 8.1 miles (Historic House)
Arlington, St James Church - 8.1 miles (Historic Church)
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