infobox UK place

static_image_caption=Lynton from Southcliff Hill
latitude= 51.2167
longitude= -3.8333
country = England
official_name= Lynton
shire_county = Devon
shire_district= North Devon
region= South West England
os_grid_reference = SS7149

Lynton is a small village in Devon, England. It lies on the northern edge of Exmoor and is located at the top of a gorge above Lynmouth, to which it is connected by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Lynton was once the terminus for the narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, which served both towns.

The two villages are governed at local level by "Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council".

In Lynton is the Parish Church of St Mary, which stands overlooking the sea, surrounded by shops and hotels. The tower is mainly thirteenth century but the church itself has been enlarged and altered — most notably in 1741, when the nave was rebuilt, and later in Victorian times.

Many of the town buildings were constructed in the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The Town Hall was given to the town by Sir George Newnes, Bart., a major benefactor of the town. He also gave the town the Congregational Church on Lee Road.

The novel "Lorna Doone" was set in the Lynton area.

The South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail both pass through the area.


The town of "Lynton and Lynmouth" is twinned with:
* Bénouville, France

External links

* [ Lynton & Lynmouth Tourist Information Centre]
* [ Lynton & Lynmouth Community Website]
* [ Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway]
* [ Lynton & Lynmouth Arts & Music Association]
* [ Friends of the Lynton Goats]
* [ Lee Abbey Lynton]
* [ Lynton & Barnstaple Railway]

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