Lynmouth — Devon, England
Lynmouth is a village in Devon located at the northern edge of Exmoor National Park. Once a fishing village, today it is a busy tourist area due to its proximity to the Park, in addition to the novel tram that connects it to Lynton, a quaint Victorian village whose tea-rooms all sit atop the cliffs near the Valley of the Rocks. Both villages are wonderful for access to the Park; with Lynmouth near the sea, the River Lyn running through it; while Lynton sits on the cliffs above, near the renowned valleys and heather topped hills. The Victorians dubbed this entire area "Little Switzerland" due to its incomparable beauty, the rapid change from beach and bay to the upper cliff village ambience, with rivers and waterfalls flowing through wooded valleys to the sea and the river gorge home of Lynmouth with its own quaint qualities and Rhenish Tower at the end of the quay. The tram was built to transport passengers and freight between the "sister" villages, opening in 1890 with a simple cable/pulley system operating the tram. The railway is now a Listed Monument, insuring that tourists will continue to enjoy this marvelous, however brief journey to the top of the cliff where one can find wild goats among the rocky outcrops with spectacular rock formations created during the Ice Age. While those below enjoy the aesthetics captured by Thomas Gainsborough in his wonderful landscapes of the beach and bay below the cliffs.Where is Lynmouth?
Lynmouth is located in Devon on the A39 between Lynton and Countisbury. The nearest populated areas include Lynton and Porlock.Have you ever visited Lynmouth?
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