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Glen Lyn Gorge

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Address: Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, England
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Stunning!

The sense of history and how people lived here was a wonderful addition to the glorious scenery around you.. We spent a couple of hours enjoying a picnic here too. It would appeal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
theresalwaysone
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We've stayed at Glen Lyn Gorge 5 times now over the last 19 years and it, in essence , hasn't changed. It is superbly comfortable but not fussy , basic and cosy and perfect to come back to after walking in gods own country in all weather . We've stayed with kids and dogs , neither of which are the... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The sense of history and how people lived here was a wonderful addition to the glorious scenery around you.. We spent a couple of hours enjoying a picnic here too. It would appeal to all ages of able bodied people and especially with children. The scenery around you is fabulous . You can really imagine what it was like to... More 

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Thank theresalwaysone
bournemouth
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We paid the 5 pound entrance fee, had a look around the small room which was packed with information,then went to walk up the gorge. My husband played with a couple of water jets and the water wheel on the way, getting wet in the process. The paths were muddy and very steep, but we did get to the top,... More 

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Thank magsBournemouth
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This natural place was spoilt by the neccessary signage everywhere telling you to keep children under control etc. and the gloomy ticket dispenser and at £5 a time was a bit steep ( in more ways than one!] Very rough and slippery when wet. WARNING! Dog owners beware, for the first time in 20 years of having dogs, mine picked... More 

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Thank artistanne2015
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We didn't think we'd be able to go up the gorge owing to my partners mobility difficulties. However the owners are apart of the 'Tramper' scheme which uses an all terrain mobility scooter. We booked this out and were therefore able to go to the top of the gorge an experience not to be missed.

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Thank Jackim54
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We spent two hours at the gorge,loved the walk up river past waterfalls and various pools on route,seeing many species of birds on the way,it was nice to just sit down and chill out with the sound of the river.I found the hydro electric station very interesting for the uses water power can be put to and also the devastation... More 

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Thank Gazzy_10
Bedford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A very educational visit, could spend all day pottering if you wanted to. Lots of information for children as well as adults. Most Terrifying to see the height of the water marked from the 1952 flood - could not imagine the chaos. Staff so helpful and knowledgeable.

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Thank TheOldFossils
Northampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to visit to find out about the gorge and the water power from it. The museum is good, loads of information and whether you've got children (or like us, just big kids at heart), the working models, the waterwheel, and the water cannons are great fun. Plus there's the walk along the gorge itself too,... More 

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Thank bigal27
west yorkshire
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

My partner wanted to do this as he likes to read the history behind things. It was £5 pp. hardly breaking the bank but as people said there is walks around which are free. We did this rather than a trail as I am unable to do long walks due to a medical condition now. It was a nice walk... More 

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Thank asil85
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a place to visit in Lynmouth,but you will need a good pair of flat shoes as the paths are quite steep.the water falls are very impressive,its a very peaceful place if you want to get away from it all,i paid a visit to the museum which is situated at the entrance,i would recommend a visit here before you... More 

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