Local Attractions in Lynton
Things to do and see in and around Lynton
The Cliff Railway
linking Lynton & Lynmouth
Cliff Railway Photo Gallery
Lynton's Wild Goats
Wild Goats Photo Gallery
Lynton Cinema with
Ingleside at the top
of the path
Valley of Rocks
A short walk from Ingleside
or drive & park
Lynmouth ~ A quite stroll
down in the evening &
back up on the cliff
Lyn Valley Art & Craft
Lynton and Lynmouth Bay
with Foreland Point
in the distance
Starting in Lynton we have the famous Cliff Railway (only 2 minutes' walk from Ingleside) linking Lynton with Lynmouth, with a gradient of one in three and a height of 500 feet and the awe inspiring Valley Of Rocks which is a must to see and walk through ... "situated between two hills covered with an immense quantity of stones and terminated by rocks, which rise to a vast height and present a prospect uncommonly grotesque" (Rev Richard Polwhele 1793.)
Stroll along Northwalk to the Valley Of Rocks, along a level path 500 feet above the sea taking in the panoramic views of the Bristol Channel and across to the Welsh coast and mountains. Try to spot the wild goats as they precariously perch on the highest cliff faces in England. Walk past what must be the most uniquely picturesque cricket pitch in the United Kingdom and on to Mother Meldrum's tea rooms for refreshments!
The Valley Of Rocks produces some of the finest views in England looking across to Wales,Countisbury Hill, the East and West Lyn and from the top you can look down onto the unique Valley of Rocks and onwards to Woody Bay. A truly awe inspiring view. Take the car or walk along to Lee Bay, a pretty little cove known only to the locals, past Lee Abbey, and traverse along one of the most 'interesting' roads in England, leading you on to Woody Bay, where the most famous ex-resident, Elkie Brookes made her home for many years. You can see why. Then it is just a short distance to Heddons Mouth, the beautiful valley with lime kilns on the beach. The cliffs, pasture, riverside and woodland being owned by the National Trust who have a shop in the valley.
Head on back to Lynton, and onto the most unique cinema in Devon, and also the smallest cinema in Devon, seating approximately 80 and creating a fantastically intimate atmosphere. It is air conditioned, has full digital surround sound and shows the newest up to date movies.
Next to the cinema is the Lyn Valley Arts and Crafts Centre which is acclaimed as one of the best Art and Craft Centres in the UK. There are a myriad of paintings, arts and crafts superbly presented in the old Methodist Church. Free Admission, dogs welcomed.
As well as having some great restaurants, pubs, interesting gift shops, antique shops, and tea rooms along Lee Road and Queens Street, there is also plenty of history to discover in Lynton and Lynmouth, with Lynton Museum located in one of the oldest buildings in Lynton offering a historical insight into the area.
The village is surrounded by hills, giving it and Lynmouth the nickname "Little Switzerland". There are so many walks from Lynton and Lynmouth that can satisfy every taste: be it Woodland, Moorland, or Coastal, all can be taken from this centre of walking excellence.
Lynmouth has pretty and interesting attractions such as the unique Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall Disaster Hall giving fascinating details of the flood with photographs, memorabilia and a scale model of Lynmouth prior to the flood. The flood changed the face of Lynmouth and brought it to the centre of the UK's attention over 60 years ago, but it's spirit was never broken.
Another famous event that took place and is celebrated in Lynmouth commemorating human endeavour was the night Lynmouth lifeboat was physically dragged all the way to Porlock in atrocious weather conditions over the steepest of terrains to save men in a floundering ship off the North Devon Coast.
One of the most interesting places to visit is Maurice Bishop's Gallery and shop. Maurice truly reflects Exmoor in all its glory in wonderful oils and you can often find him working on another evocative painting in his Riverside Road Gallery.
Like Lynton, Lynmouth is a great centre for walking, many people take the shortish walk along the River Lyn to the Watersmeet Tea Rooms where a truly spectacular cream tea can be had nestling where the two rivers meet.
Glen Lyn Gorge situated in the heart of Lynmouth is a unique hydro electric 300 kilowatt Pelton Wheel turbine. The gorge is a site of Special Scientific Interest where you can climb to the top to get views overlooking the ravine.
Boat trips from Lynmouth take you out into the Bristol Channel and cruise along the coast below the huge cliffs towering overhead, getting a unique view of the North Devon Coastline and sea birds.
On Exmoor itself one of the most popular past times is horse riding. From the beginner to the experienced horseman, riding stables cater for all ages and types of riding. The truly magnificent landscape, countless bridle ways, and wild scenery all add to the fantastic experiences to be had if based in the twin villages.
So back to Lynton, where Ingleside nestles on the south facing slope of Hollerday Hill, having one of the finest views in the area, and because we are south facing, Ingleside is a sun trap. As you can see, Lynton, who's twin town is Lynmouth is situated in Exmoor National Park on the North Devon coast is the ideal centre for touring, walking, sightseeing with many attractions and places of interest to visit.