Sunday, 10 June 2012

Lynmouth




Lynmouth and its neighbour Lynton are in the Exmoor National Park and nestle amongst some of the finest scenery that Britain has to offer. This is a popular route along the coast and both villages are well visited and established tourist attractions. The Victorians used to call this area "Little Switzerland".




Lynmouth is a relaxing scenic village with a beautiful harbour, it has some excellent tea rooms and gift shops and is a walkers paradise. Of notable interest is the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway which joins Lynton and Lynmouth and the trains can regularly be seen travelling up and down the steep cliff. It is water powered.




On the 15th August 1952, torrential rain and the resulting floods caused devastating damage and loss of life in Lynmouth. The West and East Lyn rivers had swelled to such an extent that the force of the water crushed homes in the village. In total, 28 people died.




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