So much to see… So much to do… So much to enjoy…

Exmoor National Park

Lynton & Lynmouth
                       Cliff Railway

Watersmeet NT

Valley of Rocks

Lynmouth makes an ideal location from which to discover North Devon & Exmoor National Park. Take a day or two just exploring Exmoor; stunning scenery; magnificent wildlife; unspoilt villages and views to die for . . . Exford, Dunster, Porlock and Dulverton are all within easy reach.

A unique, water-powered, Victorian funicular railway, opened in 1890 it links the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, climbing from sea level to a height of 500ft. The railway comprises of two cars, each with a water tank mounted beneath, joined by a continuous cable.

Set in one of Britain’s deepest river gorges Watermeet House, is one of England's oldest tea gardens and the starting-off point for some 40 miles/65 km of woodland, riverside and coastal walks. The Two Moors Way, Tarka Trail and Samaritans Way SW all converge there.

Created some 125,000 years ago in the Ice Age, this stunning ‘dry valley’ set high on the clifftops is unique, an extraordinary area of strangely weathered rock formations - Castle Rock, Devil’s Cheesering, Ragged Jack and Mother Meldrum’s Cave, and home to a herd of feral goats.

Hollerday Hill

Glen Lyn Gorge

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Lynton Cinema

Rising above Lynton explore the many footpaths that climb Hollerday Hill standing some 800ft/243m above sea level at its summit. Visit the site of the publisher Sir Geo. Newnes' great mansion Hollerday House burnt down in 1913 or stroll along the cliff top path, the North Walk.

Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this spectacular gorge provides lovely woodland walks, paths climb by beautiful waterfalls in this unspoilt valley. A Power of Water exhibition shows how the West Lyn River produces power from hydro-electricity.

Considered to be one of the most picturesque narrow gauge lines in the world, originally opened in 1898 the LBR have re-opened one mile of track at Wood Bay Station with ambitious plans to reinstate it all the way to Wistlandpound.

"The Smallest Show on Earth" - Big screen entertainment with a warm small town welcome open daily and screening the latest releases, Lynton Cinema housed in a converted Methodist hall, has a seating capacity of about 70, creating a unique intimate atmosphere.

North Devon
     & Exmoor Gardens

North Devon AONB
                        & Beaches

     & Hartland Pennisula

RHS Gardens Rosemoor 

Heddon Hall, Parracombe ~ Greencombe Gardens, West Porlock ~ Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe ~ Castle Hill Gardens & Park, Filleigh ~ Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, Muddiford ~ Docton Mill, Hartland ~ Tapeley Park, Instow ~ Marwood Hill Gardens, Marwood ~ Winsford Walled Garden, Halwill ~ RHS Rosemoor, Gt. Torrington ~ Clovelly Court Gardens, Clovelly ~ Hartland Abbey Gardens, Hartland

North Devon has some of the finest beaches in the British Isles, this stunning coastal area is nationally protected for the beauty of its landscape and includes Saunton Sands, five miles of golden beach backed by the unique dune system of Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Together with Woolacombe and Croyde all are very popular with surfers.

White washed houses clinging to the hillside, steep cobbled village streets lead down to a most ancient and beautiful harbour at Clovelly. Just a few miles further on beckons the rugged Atlantic coastline of the spectacular Hartland Point and Hartland Quay as well as the nearby 12th century former priory, Hartland Abbey and the attractive gardens at Docton Mill.

Rosemoor is a garden of national importance, a garden for gardeners, a garden for all seasons situated in the beautiful setting of the Torridge Valley. Displaying a stunning variety of garden styles, maturity, and planting with all year round interest, its 40 acres are designed to delight and inspire.

Lundy Island


Arlington Court NT
          & Carriage Museum

Dartington Crystal

Lundy lies in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Devon with nothing between it and the Americas. Home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery, visit this unique and unspoilt island, on Lundy's own ship, the MS Oldenburg. There is a small village with an inn and Victorian church, and nearby the 13th-century Marisco Castle keeps guard.

Changing seasons mean that it is an exciting place to discover at any time of the year! Wistlandpound is a popular recreation area, with bird watching, trout fishing, as well as boating and nature walking among the most popular activities. Easy access paths allow you to wander through the forest of majestic trees and catch stunning views of the lake and its wildlife.

An intimate and intriguing Regency house built in neo-classical style in 1822 and full of collections for every taste. Set in an extensive estate and the National Trust's impressive collection of horse-drawn carriages are housed in the stables and there are carriage rides in the grounds.

Swedish glassmakers brought their hand making skills to help start a very different glass company. Working with the finest natural materials, these craftsmen soon became known for creating beautiful glassware. Hot molten crystal is turned into lead crystal glassware, under the gaze of visitors in the viewing galleries.

Lyn & Exmoor Museum

21 Mile Scenic Drive

Heddon Valley &
            Heddon's Mouth NT

Exmoor Coastal Link
        Open Top Bus Service

The museum depicts the social history of Lynton and the surrounding villages through the ages. Housed in Lynton's oldest surviving domestic dwelling, it includes a traditional cottage kitchen with large stone fireplace. The building even includes its own ghost!

Narrow lanes winding through woods, along the cliff top coastline and running deep through valley bottoms alongside fast flowing rivers, this beautiful and dramatic 21 mile scenic figure-of-eight drive takes in all the very best that is 'Little Switzerland'. Click Here

A deep, lush wooded combe running down to the sea at Heddon's Mouth with old lime kilns, towering cliffs and secluded coves, a favourite landscape of the Romantic poets and smugglers alike.

This open top double decker bus service runs from Lynmouth to Porlock along the scenic 'Heritage Coast' of Exmoor National Park taking in some of the most beautiful coastline in the country before reaching Minehead.

Porlock & Porlock Weir

Dunster Village
       & Dunster Castle NT

Doone Country

West Somerset Railway

Enjoy the delightful surroundings of picturesque Porlock and the harbour hamlet of Porlock Weir, nestling at the foot of Porlock Hill in Porlock Vale, bounded to the north by its shingle ridge with breathtaking views over the Bristol Channel and to the south, by the rolling hills of the Exmoor.

Dunster is an idyllic medieval village offering a wealth of heritage and history from Dunster Castle and the Old Yarn Market to the Priory Church of St George, Nunnery, Dunster Mill, a working watermill. The village hosts a wide range of shops, restaurants and pubs, and with over 200 listed buildings.

There is a part of Exmoor which will forever be known as Lorna Doone Country. At the heart of it is 'Doone Valley' a magical, mystical place and it makes for a lovely walk from the 17th  century packhorse bridge at Malmsmead just along from Badgworthy Water past the Blackmore memorial stone to the ruins of a medieval village.

20 miles of nostalgic steam travel through the Exmoor and Quantocks coast and countryside between Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton and Minehead.  10 railway stations, restored and maintained by volunteer enthusiasts, take in the sights, sounds and smells of the golden age of rail travel.