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
- Gallery 500 - gorgeous and intriguing objects of desire
- John Arbon Textiles - luxury socks and hand knitted yarns
- Logan Antiques - an eclectic mix of antiques and collectables
- 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.
- Clathers - a selection of elegant ladies clothing, gifts and accessories
There are many more shops in the old town of Lynton & Lynmouth.
ATMs and Cash
Lyn Financial Services on Lee Road, next to Londis has a multi-lingual Cash Machine open 24-hours. 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 Cash can also be withdrawn over the counter of the local Post Office.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, and also contactless and Apple Pay. Please note that American Express is not widely accepted in Lynton & Lynmouth.
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. Check out The Moorland Pantry on Lee Road, and they also serve great coffee and snacks too.
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!