Widely known as ‘Little Switzerland’, holidays in Lynton and Lynmouth offer a unique experience for everyone. Lynton and Lynmouth offer unrivalled peace and tranquillity and holidays here offer visitors the opportunity to escape from the rapid pace of daily life. The towns are also close to the popular towns of Ilfracombe and Minehead.
Lying on the northern edge of Exmoor, Lynton is found at the top of the gorge above the town of Lynmouth and the area is noted for its high sea cliffs. As mentioned, Lynmouth sits about 700 metres below Lynton and straddles the meeting points of the East Lyn and West Lyn rivers. A small shingle beach greets you at Lynmouth, set against an array of pretty buildings which house a host of galleries, craft shops and tea rooms offering some of the finest Devon cream teas!
An extremely popular thing to do in when on holiday in this area is to enjoy a walk along the many fantastic trails nearby. Enjoy a breath-taking walk from the town to the dramatic scenery of the Valley of the Rocks and see the wild goats that Lynton and Lynmouth are famous for. If you follow the coast path along the front of these spectacular rock formations it is possible to view the South Wales coast. Another picturesque walk is one from Lynmouth following the East Lyn river to Watersmeet, once you have finished, refuel with a traditional Devonshire cream tea. Due to its location within Exmoor, there are plenty of other scenic walks within close proximity of the towns. Other attractions in the area include a small museum featuring snippets of the interesting local history and a putting green.
For visitors who may be looking to while away the time relaxing in the towns, there are plenty of quaint cafes and local shops as well as places to laze in the warm sun during the summer months. During the winter, find a cosy country pub and warm yourself up next to a burning log fire accompanied by delicious local food.
A unique way of travelling between the two towns is by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, holidays in Lynton and Lynmouth are not complete without travelling on it. The Cliff Railway is a water-powered funicular railway that offers visitors incomparable views of the North Devon coastline. It was first opened on Easter Monday in 1890 and has been connecting the towns and visitors ever since.
Lynton and Lynmouth offer unrivalled peace and tranquillity and holidays here offer visitors the opportunity to escape from the rapid pace of daily life.
If you’re looking for accommodation during your holiday in Lynton and Lynmouth, we’re sure to have something that suits. For family holidays in North Devon, try a cottage in Lynton and Lynmouth, or for something a little more romantic, a country hotel or boutique bed and breakfast is perfect.