History of Lynton & Lynmouth

The twin towns of Lynton & Lynmouth on the North Devon coast have a fascinating and varied history dating back hundreds of years. It is a history of change, from a rural coastal farming hamlet, to enterprise and tourism. Yet despite development over the past two centuries, the town has retained its attractive charm and character to this day. Use this part of the site to learn a more about Lynton & Lynmouth.

Cinemas of Lynton
Famous Visitors
Hollerday House
Lynmouth Flood 1952
Lynmouth & Barnstaple Railway
Lynton Goats
Lynton Town Hall
Louisa & The Overland Launch
Lynton & Lynmouth Hydro-Electric Schemes
North Walk

Interested in Lynton & Lynmouth's history? Discover more at the Lyn & Exmoor Museum. Books on the history of the town are also available through the Tourist Information Centre.