• Lynton & Lynmouth, North Devon

Where Exmoor meets the sea’ – Lynton and Lynmouth are situated on the North Coast of Devon, within the Exmoor National Park. They are noted for its breath taking natural beauty and unspoilt landscape. This is a perfect place to visit historic houses, beautiful gardens and to look for the wild Exmoor ponies.

No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon would be complete without a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift.

It’s the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns and will be one of the highlights of the day – for Mums, Dads and all the family.You can enjoy stunning views of Exmoor and the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the 862 foot length of track; from Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the cliffs to Lynton perched 500 feet above.

Pay a visit the the newly renovated pavilion at Lynmouth which hosts a high tech National Park centre and borrow an explorer’s backpack for the afternoon. The packs include nets, binoculars, magnifying glasses, buckets and more – they are perfect to enage your little ones and get them excited about exploring.

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Things You Can Do

Pay a visit to the Lyn Valley Art and Crafts, where over 50 local traders producing high quality goods from Devon and Exmoor.  They are based in a beautiful converted church within the town of Lynton on Exmoor.
Pay a visit to the Lyn Valley Art and Crafts, where over 50 local traders producing high quality goods from Devon and Exmoor. They are based in a beautiful converted church within the town of Lynton on Exmoor.
This is a great spot to enjoy either bike riding or experience horse riding along the Exmoor coast. There are lots of local riding stables in the area with horses and ponies to suit all ages - from a gentle one hour trek to longer rides for the more experienced rider.
This is a great spot to enjoy either bike riding or experience horse riding along the Exmoor coast. There are lots of local riding stables in the area with horses and ponies to suit all ages - from a gentle one hour trek to longer rides for the more experienced rider.
Have a wander around the lovely villages and take your pick from many places to sit and enjoy a scoop or 3 of Devon ice cream.
Have a wander around the lovely villages and take your pick from many places to sit and enjoy a scoop or 3 of Devon ice cream.
Explore the Exmoor coast with a  boat trip sailing from Lynmouth harbour. For sailing times, prices & availability enquire at Lynmouth Quay. What a great way to see the coast!
Explore the Exmoor coast with a boat trip sailing from Lynmouth harbour. For sailing times, prices & availability enquire at Lynmouth Quay. What a great way to see the coast!
600 feet below Lynton is the small harbour of Lynmouth and this is the perfect spot to enjoy some sea creating hunting
600 feet below Lynton is the small harbour of Lynmouth and this is the perfect spot to enjoy some sea creating hunting
There are some lovely walks from Lynmouth. You can walk up the river gorge to Watersmeet where the National Trust have a shop and tea rooms.
There are some lovely walks from Lynmouth. You can walk up the river gorge to Watersmeet where the National Trust have a shop and tea rooms.

It’s hard not to be taken with the beauty and charm of these two towns. Both pretty and welcoming they make a great family day out.