View of Valley of Rocks in Lynton at sunset

Lynton & Lynmouth Attractions

Things to see and do in Lynton & Lynmouth

There is so much to see and experience during a stay in Lynton and no holiday to Lynton & Lynmouth would be complete without a visit to these top attractions. Most are just a short walk from Chough's Nest Hotel.

If you are looking for things to see and do while visiting North Devon & Exmoor, we have a whole list of activites and attractions for you to experience across the region.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Powered solely by water from the Lyn River, the celebrated funicular railway is a short walk from Chough's Nest Hotel. A marvel of Victoran engineering, it has been running since opening in 1890 and is the highest and the steepest water powered railway in the world!

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is open daily from 10:00am during the season. Check their website for more information on times and prices.

Distance: 8 minutes walk

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Valley of Rocks

Enigmatic rock formations tower above you while Lynton's famous goats graze on the slopes of this dry river valley.

Take a walk around the coast path from Chough's Nest Hotel to the truly unique Valley of Rocks and marvel at the awe-inspiring views of the Exmoor coast or indulge in a cream tea picnic while watching a game of cricket at Lynton & Lynmouth Club's ground - thought of as the most picturesque in England!

Further afield there are wooded paths and coastal trails which carry on towards Lee Abbey, Woody Bay and the beautiful Heddon Valley.

The Valley of Rocks

Lynton Cinema

A visit to this 68-seat picture-house in the centre of Lynton is a cinematic treat not to be missed! A short walk from the hotel and screening the big box office hits in Dolby surround sound, it's a totally different experience from larger multiplex cinemas.

Make a night out in Lynton special with a trip to the cinema after a meal in one of our local restaurants.

There are usually two daily screenings during the summer months. Check their website for the latest films and times.

Distance: 10 minutes walk

Lynton Cinema

Watersmeet Tea Garden

A former fishing lodge nestled deep in a gorge at the confluence of the East Lyn and Hoaroak rivers, Watersmeet House and Tea Garden is surrounded by dense ancient oak woodlands and the sounds of the gushing rivers and waterfalls.

After walking here from Chough's Nest, its secluded position is the perfect setting for a Devon cream tea.

Watersmeet Tea Rooms are open daily from 10:30am during the season. Check their website for more information on opening times and facilities.

Watersmeet Tea Garden

The Lyn & Exmoor Museum

Located in the heart of Lynton's Old Town, this charming museum showcases what life was like throughout history for those living and working on Exmoor and in Lynton & Lynmouth.

The Lyn & Exmoor Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 11:00am during the season. Check their website for more information on times and prices.

The Lyn & Exmoor Museum

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Woody Bay Station

Take in the dramatic Exmoor countryside as you steam down the track in restored 1890s Victoria railway carriages.

Devon's most popular narrow-gauge railway, this heritage attraction offers visitors a unique train ride experience.

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is open almost daily during the season. Check their website for timetables and prices.

Distance: 10 minutes drive or travel by the 309/310 bus towards Barnstaple

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Woody Bay Station

Hole in 1 - Lynmouth Putting Green

Located near the shore in Lynmouth with exceptional views, Hole in 1 offers lots of seaside fun and a golf experience like no other!

Play a round on the 36-hole course, the only one in the South West! A kiosk offers refreshments and there is a tennis court too.

Distance: 15 minutes walk

Hole in 1 - Lynmouth Putting Green

West Ilkerton Farm Tours

Discover a real working Exmoor Hill farm and see and experience the local wildlife with a tractor tour of West Ilkerton Farm.

The Eveleigh family have been running their farm at Barbrook for generations and are proud of the relationship their farming has with the local Exmoor environment.

Learn about how they raise their Red Ruby Devon cattle and Exmoor horn sheep, see Exmoor ponies and even the chance to spot some deer on the surrounding hills.

Booking in advance is essential. Tel: 01598 752 310

Distance: 10 minute drive

West Ilkerton Farm tractor tours