Shopping in Lynton when staying in North Devon
Shopping (whether for food, clothes, gifts or anything else) is a normal and everyday part of life. The same is true if you are away from home or on holiday. Coming to a place like Lynton, North Devon and Exmoor offers something a little different. More different from the predictable main big supermarkets or high streets that many towns or cities have.
- Churchill House - for all your walking and outdoor needs
- John Arbon Textiles - luxury socks and hand knitted yarns
- Farthings of Exmoor - gorgeous gifts and art
- Logan Antiques - an eclectic mix of antiques and collectables
- Gallery 500 - gorgeous and intriguing objects of desire
- Polly Skye - local artist with a vibrant, abstract approach to beautiful art
- Lyn Candles - probably the best candles and diffusers you will every burn and smell, a must when visiting Lynton.
There are many more shops in the old town of Lynton & Lynmouth.
ATMs and Cash
Both Londis and Costcutter supermarkets have ATMs for withdrawing cash. Cash can also be withdrawn over the counter of the local Post Office. Please note that during peak seasons the ATMs can run out of cash, so please make sure you have plenty.
Most shops, cafes and restaurants accept major credit and debit cards. Please note that American Express is not widely accepted in Lynton & Lynmouth.
Perhaps a ‘step up’ from the above, the area has a range of farmer’s markets across the Devon County. There is a lot more variety of procedure on offer at a market and something to satisfy everyone. We are based in Lynton and the Lynton farmer’s markers run from 10am to 12:30pm on the 1st Saturday of the month from the town hall. There are other markets which run on a much more regular basis.
If you are staying with us at Highcliffe House around the start of the month, then do visit the Lynton market and let us know what you think. Check out the What's On page for details and other events.
Individual farm shops
The beauty of being in a rural area is the abundance of farm shops where you can buy produce from. Many of these farms make organic items these days and its accepted that you really can taste the difference. There is something satisfying about knowing that you are eating something which has been made right where you are.
Lynton has its own organic farm shop with a great selection of local, home-made produce.
If you want some more mainstream and traditional shops, then you will need to drive into one of the main towns (e.g. Barnstaple or even Exeter.) However local shops in local towns are always nice (and some people think better?) to visit because they are pillars of the community and offer warm, genuine and authentic service that is not always found in bigger establishments.
Lynmouth has some shops in its town, but these mainly are of a tourist flavour. Lynton, North Devon, probably takes the edge and has a better selection for people to visit. There is a number of art and craft type shops in the area which are worth visiting. You may find any of the local shops useful to find essential supplies or items, take home a souvenir, or discover something new and interesting. Many of the local shops are steeped in history, this adds an extra dynamic to the experience.
Lynton's High Street (Lee Road) definitely isn’t Oxford Street. However, the community, its welfare and importance are at the heart of all the shops. When you visit you will see this!