History & Heritage

Find out about Lynton & Lynmouth's past.

Historic Lynton & Lynmouth

Discover the stories behind Lynton & Lynmouth

From a tiny fishing village on the North Devon coast to a popular Victorian resort and tourist destination, Lynton & Lynmouth has a rich history.

Here you will find stories of bravery and heroism. Legends of over-land lifeboat launches and memories of a town devastated by flood in 1952 and rebuilt anew to become one of Devon’s most popular holiday destinations.