6 reasons to stay in Lynton & Lynmouth
North Devon remains relatively undiscovered compared to South Devon. South Devon is famous for its 22 miles of coastline, family fun, cream teas and of course the gorgeous Dartmoor National Park.
But did you know that North Devon is home to the stunning Exmoor National Park? Exmoor is a unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, formed over thousands of years.
Nestled amongst these wooded valleys and cliffs are the beautiful coastal towns of Lynton & Lynmouth. The Victorians referred to this area as Little Switzerland and it’s easy to see why when you see the towering hills and sloping valleys.
If you’ve never visited Lynton & Lynmouth before, here’s a few reasons why you should.
Exmoor National ParkExmoor boasts some England’s highest sea cliffs at some at approx. 800ft tall. The coastline of North Devon is breathtakingly rugged and dramatic. In fact, Exmoor boasts the longest stretch of wooded coastline in Britain.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff RailwayA water-powered funicular railway joining the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth.
Lynton & Barnstaple RailwayIs a single track, narrow gauge railway with steam trains running between Woody Bay and Killington Lane Halt, a distance of about one mile.
Valley of RocksA dry valley that runs parallel to the coast about half a mile west of Lynton. Famous for its herd of feral goats, bizarre geology and stunning views.
WatersmeetA dramatic river gorge, surrounding ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings.
Doone ValleyIf you know the Lorna Doone story, this is the breath-taking countryside in which RD Blackmore set his novel ‘Lorna Doone’.
And if this isn’t enough to convince you then there’s so much more; castles, stately homes, gorgeous gardens, quirky cafes, Michelin star restaurants and more. If you’re looking for more adventurous things to do then we’ve got you covered too. Take a look through our Things to Do, Places to Eat and Places to Walk pages.
When you’ve made your North Devon check list, choose the perfect bedroom to relax in after your day’s exploration and activities.