Lynton is a small town in Devon, England that is commonly paired with its neighbour Lynmouth. Lynton is located on the northern edge of Exmoor and is located at the top of a gorge while Lynmouth is at the foot of the gorge. The towns are connected by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Lynton was once the terminus for the narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, which extended the rail service from Barnstaple.
The two communities are governed at local level by Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council, but are both part of the North Devon District. Lynton was the name of an urban district from 1894 until 1974 which also covered Lynmouth. The parish boundaries extend southwards from the coast and includes hamlets such as Barbrook and small moorland settlements such as East Ilkerton, West Ilkerton and Shallowford. (All re-directed here.)
In Lynton is the Parish Church of St Mary, which stands overlooking the sea, surrounded by shops and hotels. The tower is mainly 13th century but the church itself has been enlarged and altered — most notably in 1741, when the nave was rebuilt, and later in Victorian times.
See also Lynmouth
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Lynton.