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Rockvale is well placed to act as a base to visit much of North Devon.

Many interesting tourist attractions are just a short journey away, either by car or bus (bus services operate from Lynton to Minehead and Barnstaple) or you can leave your car in Rockvale's private carpark whilst you explore the locality around Lynton and Lynmouth on foot.

The History of Lynton and Lynmouth

Though Lynton and Lynmouth are much older, their modern story starts in Victorian times when the towns sprang to prominence as tourist attractions.

Hollerday House and Sir George Newnes

Rockvale sits mid way up Hollerday Hill, the site of the ruins of Hollerday House. Built in the late 19th century by Sir George Newnes (1851-1910) who financed the building of a great part of Lynton, including the Town Hall, the Cliff Railway and the Lynton to Barnstaple railway.

There is no longer anything left of the house as it was destroyed by fire in 1913 before being finally demolished in the 1950s. The grounds are now overrun with the wood that once surrounded it. This area is a pleasant, tranquil place to walk or picnic; if you are very lucky you may see one of the deer that inhabit the area.

The Railways

The water powered Cliff Railway is a major tourist attraction that from February to October regularly transfers people between Lynton and Lynmouth.

In Victorian times, the tourist arrived by train on the Lynton and Barnstaple railway. This narrow gauge railway is now closed, however a trust has been set up with the aim of reopening the 19 mile line. A small 2 mile stretch of the line is already open and some refurbished and rebuilt original engines and carriages regularly take passengers from Woody Bay to Killington Lane Halt.

More information is available on the Lynton and Barnstaple railway website.

Iron Age Fort

The top of Hollerday Hill is believed to be the location of an Iron Age fort. Although there is nothing to be seen of the fort now, there is a very good view of the surrounding area, especially looking down over the Valley of Rocks.

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