Lynton is situated on the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within Exmoor National Park. The park has the added distinction of being designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.
The Valley of Rocks
One of North Devons most renowned landmarks – and almost literally on The Denes’ doorstep – is the Valley of Rocks. This dry valley runs parallel to the North Devon coast and is noted for the spectacular geological formations, its wild goats and its stunning views.
Walk across the road from The Denes, after 20 minutes you will find yourself at an Iron Age hill fort with stunning views along the coast to the east and west. Visitors can also choose from a breathtaking array of walks and cycling routes, either along the coastal paths, or inland across the moors. Whether you are seeking a leisurely stroll or a strenuous trek, you’ll find it all within easy reach.
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
A unique experience that links Lynton and its neighbouring village Lynmouth. Take a ride on the steepest water powered Cliff Railway in the World, it offers unparallelled views, a true Victorian experience.
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
This railway has a small section running at nearby Woody Bay Station on the A39. Usually with steam engines and the original pre 1935 immaculately restored carriages. Another great Victorian experience.
Lynton is the smallest town in England to have a full time Cinema. All the films are current, there’s plenty of legroom in this unique 68 seat cinema. Feature films start at 8pm each evening, best to be there by 7:45pm latest. We are happy to book for you just mention your request when booking.
Only 20 minutes drive away is Arlington Court. Once home to the Chichester family (Sir Francis Chichester being the first person to sail round the World single handed). It is also home to the National Trust Carriage Collection, the estate contains some beautiful walks and views.
The West Somerset Railway
Starting at the Minehead terminus you could take a ride on Englands longest preserved railway, most trains are hauled by steam engines. Why not stop off at one of the stations to take in the seaside towns and views or a stroll in the countryside starting at one station and finishing at another.
A whole range of activities can be pursued within Exmoor, including kayaking, fishing, climbing, bird-watching and diving. Lynton & Lynmouth offers a number of independent shops and boutiques and a choice of pubs and excellent restaurants and the 5th best small cinema in England.
Several National Trust properties and RHS Rosemoor are within easy reach.
At The Denes, we hold a broad range of information and literature about local attractions that our guests are very welcome to borrow.