infobox UK place
static_image_caption=Lynton from Southcliff Hill
country = England
region= South West England
os_grid_reference = SS7149
Lynton is a small
villagein Devon, England. It lies on the northern edge of Exmoorand is located at the top of a gorgeabove 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.
novel" Lorna Doone" was set in the Lynton area.
South West Coast Pathand the Tarka Trailboth pass through the area.
The town of "Lynton and Lynmouth" is twinned with:
* [http://www.lynton-lynmouth-tourism.co.uk/ Lynton & Lynmouth Tourist Information Centre]
* [http://www.lyntonandlynmouth.org.uk/ Lynton & Lynmouth Community Website]
* [http://www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/ Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway]
* [http://www.llama.org.uk/ Lynton & Lynmouth Arts & Music Association]
* [http://www.lyntongoats.org.uk/ Friends of the Lynton Goats]
* [http://www.leeabbey.org.uk/ Lee Abbey Lynton]
* [http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/ Lynton & Barnstaple Railway]
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