Things to See and Do
Here are some ideas for things to do during your stay at Highcliffe House, all within walking distance of the house. For more details and other attractions please see our 'Discover' section.
Valley of Rocks
A beautiful dry valley just 20-minutes walk from Highcliffe House via the South West Coast Path along a dramatic cliff-side trail.
The main backdrop behind the Lynton Town Hall separating Lynton from the Valley of Rocks. It’s a great place for a woodland walk with great views.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The world’s steepest and longest water-powered funicular railway used to join our two villages.
Lyn & Exmoor Museum
A glimpse into the farming and lives of historic Lynton and Lynmouth.
Lynton Toy Museum
A fascinating look at toys and games from decades since past.
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
A single track, narrow-gauge railway with steam trains, and tea room.
Lynton is the smallest UK town to have its own cinema with Dolby SR sound.
Lyn Valley Art & Crafts Centre
Based in a converted church, it offers a unique collection of locally sourced goods and hand-made gifts in North Devon.
Churchills (Opposite the Church)
Forget some walking gear and want to buy more? Churchills has everything a walker and explorer needs.
If you love the smell of Highcliffe House, or love candles head to Lyn Candles for a great selection of candles and diffusers.
Both Lynton & Lynmouth have many great galleries offering every style of art you like. Gallery @ 500ft is where we get the art you see on the walls in Highcliffe House.
Lynton Community Bookshop
Located in the Town Hall selling an eclectic mix of preloved books.
A long, beautiful riverside walk to a charming National Trust tea room.
Lynmouth 1952 Flood Memorial
A permanent exhibition featuring a scale model of Lynmouth, pre-flood, along with images and footage of the buildings which were destroyed.
It was originally built to store saltwater for indoor bathing but was later given additional purpose as a beacon.
Discover more about history and wildlife of Exmoor, and enjoy food & drink in the café above, with great sea views.
Glen Lyn Gorge
A short walk, beautiful waterfalls, and learn about hydro-electric power.
It's an easier walking alternative than the walk to Watersmeet.
Lyn Model Railway
This is a working model of a 1935-40 London and North Eastern Railway.
Hole-in-1 Putting Green
Enjoy a lazy afternoon playing golf or an invigorating game of Tennis.
Browse through the fabulous array of shops selling arts and crafts, leather goods & clothing, interior decorations.
A great place for a short stroll along a wild and rugged beach.