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Glen Lyn Gorge

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Address: Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, England

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It was a cold, windy and rainy day when we visited, but it was still spectacularly breathtaking. It was very interesting to see water being turned into electricity. The water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It was a cold, windy and rainy day when we visited, but it was still spectacularly breathtaking. It was very interesting to see water being turned into electricity. The water canons were fun and resulted in us getting even wetter than we already were! We did not go on the walk as it was too cold but I bet it... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Cannot believe that an attraction like this in a popular setting with tourists doesn't take debit cards to pay for entrance?? Nor can I believe that there are no cash machines in the village!?!!??

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It's a pretty walk, very short and quite steep. The facts are interesting but other than the gorge there's not a lot to see. The museum on the history of why they had to create it is impressive but not fantastic. It's very old and could do with updating. But it's a pretty walk for an hour or so.

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Delabole, cornwall United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

informative museum ,child friendly interactive demonstrations of green technology. steep climbing up all the paths to get to the view points

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

April 29 (Thursday), and shut all day - no reason given, or opening times. Got a BT answerphone when we called the number for enquiries. We asked at the centre on the front at Lynmouth and they couldn't get a reply either - they called me (thanks!) the next morning but by then we were already on our way home.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

For me, this attraction is seeing the boulder strewn gorge itself, enjoying the (steep at times) walk, and making time to take some photos. Based on this the £5 entry fee feels a bit high. However there is a museum/eco-centre building to have a look at before heading up the track. This has a lot of potential but comes over... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We really enjoyed the eclectic exhibition about all things to do with Glen Lyn Gorge and water. The gorge itself is beautiful and lovely to walk along.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Lovely attraction, a must visit, but looks like they set up the attraction years ago and have done nothing since. All the exhibits are dusty, cobwebs and neglected. Still a must visit though bit of a steep walk. I really think that the path should have gone a bit higher up to show the inlet of the hydro but it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On the surface you wonder what you are paying for but this is a magnificent museum and delightful walk up the gorge. Lots to do for children too and a great way to discover more about the power of water. Brilliantly put together.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Informative and enjoyable trek up the gorge to the hydroelectric pipe. Well marked trails of varying difficulty. A very spectacular experience.

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Address: Address: Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynmouth

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