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lynmouth a village resort made popular in Victorian times during which it became affectionately known as Little Switzerland. Hugging the sides of the wooded River Lyn valley, surrounded on each side by high steeply sloping cliffs White washed cottages line the Quay, marked at its seaward end by a "rhenish" tower The harbour was once used for by coastal schooners bringing in coal from Wales, though nowadays you are more likely to see a visiting yacht moored up.

valley rocks Valley of the Rocks, intriging boulder strewn valley on the North Devon coast a short walk from the village. A Site of Special Scientific Interest. The resident herd of wild goats is popular with visitors, and though the goats are usually docile even inquisitive should not be approached, particularly if kids are nearby

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway a unique water powered cliff railway. Opened in 1890. Two lift cars are connected via a continuous cable . Water discarded from the lower car, causes the heavier top car to decend, the 500 feet to the Lower Station . An ingenious system ensures the brakes are always applied .

coast-path contisbury-hill Walk or climb Contisbury Hill with stunning views along the Coast, and on a clear day far across the Bristol Channel. Follow a Woodland trail inland to Watersmeet-where the two rivers meet- a popular picnic spot and particularly beautiful in Autumn. In Season take a half hour long pleasure boat cruise from the harbour.


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