Lynton and Lynmouth
Lynton is a small town in Devon, England. It lies on the
northern edge of Exmoor and is located at the top of a gorge above
Lynmouth, to which it is connected by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff
Railway. Lynton was once the terminus for the narrow-gauge Lynton &
Barnstaple Railway, which served both towns.
The two communities are governed at local level by Lynton and
Lynmouth Town Council.
In Lynton is the Parish Church of St Mary, which stands overlooking
the sea, surrounded by shops and hotels. The tower is mainly
thirteenth century but the church itself has been enlarged and
altered ó most notably in 1741, when the nave was rebuilt, and later
in Victorian times.
Many of the town buildings were constructed in the latter part of
the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The Town
Hall was given to the town by Sir George Newnes, Bart., a major
benefactor of the town; it was opened on 15th August 1900. He also
gave the town the Congregational Church on Lee Road.
Evidence of Iron Age activity can be found at the nearby Roborough
The novel Lorna Doone was set in the Lynton area.
The South West Coast Path passes through the area, and the The Two
Moors Way runs from Lynmouth to Ivybridgein South Devon.
Tel: 01598 752279
a holiday that you'll want to repeat, come to Rockvale, the ideal
base for your Exmoor adventure. Situated in the picturesque village
of Lynton, close to the North Devon coast and with easy access to
the stunning countryside of the Exmoor National Park, Rockvale is
the ideal base from which to explore North Devon. With attractive
rooms and comfortable beds, Rockvale offers a warm and friendly
atmosphere, unrivalled views, excellent food, with the bonus of a
licensed bar. In addition every room has free Wifi and a free
parking space in the private car park. Situated close to the
amenities of Lynton, on the quiet, sunny side of the valley Rockvale
has uninterrupted views all across the roofs of the town and very
little noise other than bird-song and the occasional bleating of a
bookings include breakfast, which is chosen from the most extensive
breakfast menu in the area. As well as the usual Full English,
several alternative options such as pancakes, fish or the very
popular Rockvale Special. Eggs are from our own hens wherever
When not out and about you can relax in comfort in Rockvale's cosy
lounge with its cheerful log fire, have a drink in the well-stocked
bar or why not sample the delights of a delicious home-cooked
evening meal from the extensive menu. All dishes are made on the
premises and ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible. Most
diets (vegetarian, vegan, coeliac etc) can be catered for with 24
hours notice and guests have been pleasantly surprised at the range
of food choices available to them.
The North Cliff Hotel
The North Cliff Hotel, standing in
its own grounds, has some of the finest views of the North Devon
coastline. It is in a peaceful position some 500 feet above sea
level on the well known marine North Walk overlooking Lynmouth
Bay and the beautiful Watersmeet Valley, and a 200 metre walk to
Lynton. With car parking facilities on the forecourt, the hotel
is an ideal base for exploring Exmoor National Park whether it
is your annual holiday or off season break.
Local activities include walking,
riding, tennis, and putting, and the North Cliff is ideally
situated for exploring the coastline and Exmoor National Park.
The road in front of the hotel forms part of The South West
Coastal Path and the remarkable Valley of the Rocks is a 2-mile
walk. The famous water powered Cliff Railway linking Lynton and
Lynmouth passes within a few feet of the hotel and is accessed
via the stepped garden.
After a day spent exploring Exmoor
or the coast, be it walking or touring, you will be ready to
relax and enjoy a drink on the terrace which has magnificent sea
and coastal views. A short walk to Lynton where there is many
Children of all ages are very
welcome and if you like walking with your dog they are made
welcome as well.
We have eleven rooms in total, all
of which are en-suite. Our rooms are ideal for couples and
families. We accommodate groups and we are pet friendly. Free
Wi-Fi is available in public areas. We do not have a lifts or
ground floor rooms.
Please Note: There is a small
charge for Dogs.
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Dean Steep Holidays
accommodation, Lynton and Lynmouth, Exmoor, North Devon. Great
location for walking, cycling and fishing holidays. Children and
Located in Exmoor National Park with 2 acres of gardens and 10 acres
of hay meadows, yet only two miles from Lynton & Lynmouth, 'Dean
Steep' provides an ideal base for exploring Exmoor and North Devon.
12 cosy holiday cottages, in our peaceful setting, the well
equipped cottages provide everything you should need for the perfect
Stunning views, panoramic views over Exmoor from our sunny,
are also in an International Dark Skies Reserve, so you will be
rewarded with some amazing starlit nights.
Tel: 01598 741206
Welcome to Brendon House, a 4 Star country Guest House, restaurant
and tea garden nestling in the tranquil Brendon Valley at the very
heart of Exmoor. Formerly a farmhouse, Brendon House was built circa
1780 and still retains many of the original features and character
and sits in around an acre of mature gardens in a very sunny and
tranquil location on the outskirts of Brendon village.
are located only a couple of miles from the rugged North Devon coast
and the coastal fishing village of Lynmouth. There are truly
wonderful walks through wood areas by the river, Moorland,
traditional Exmoor farmland and the dramatic coastal path to be
enjoyed. From the house the Brendon Valley sweeps east to Malmsmead,
brought to fame by the book "Lorna Doone", and west to Watersmeet
then onward to the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.
Exmoor National Park has been designated the first International
Dark Sky Reserve in Europe and is home to some of the darkest skies
in the country so it's a great place to gaze at the stars. Good
spots are Holdstone Hill, County Gate, Brendon Two Gates, Webbers
Post, Anstey Gate, Haddon Hill and Wimbleball Lake.
There is a comfortable residentís lounge with log fire in the winter
and an award winning restaurant. Owners and restaurateurs Ian &
Sandra Rigby take great pride in serving delicious, wholesome
country style dishes, prepared from local meats, seafood and game.
Seasonal vegetables are sourced locally and supplemented with fresh
organically grown produce from the kitchen garden.
Pine Lodge Guest House
Tel: 01598 753230
Pine Lodge is a beautiful Victorian built Guest House situated in a
sunny sheltered location away from the road on the West Lyn Valley
but only a short stroll to the centre of Lynton Village.
Pine Lodge enjoys a frontal view of the thickly wooded hillside on
the Watersmeet estate. From this idyllic vantage point we can watch
the seasons change from the delicate greens of early spring through
the warm summer colours to the autumnal tints at the yearís end.
landscape gardens are open to all our guests where they can relax to
enjoy the spectacular views and watch the vast amount of bird life,
which are attracted to the garden.
can safely boast a lovely AA 4 star graded Guest House, which
welcomes our guests with a warm and friendly atmosphere to help you
relax and enjoy your stay. Advise you on places to visit and suggest
various short or longer walks, which can start directly from our
house leading into Exmoreís National Park where you can explore an
abundance of spectacular views and sites.
bedrooms are spacious and quietly decorated ,offering comfortable
well equipped rooms with TV, hospitality trays, and serviced daily.
Also for the guests that need to keep in touch with the outside
World we have wireless Internet connection for their laptop.
breakfast ranges from full English with a selection of fresh fruits
and cereals plus catering for dietary needs when informed.
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