Lynton Travel Guide

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Lynton Things to Do

  • Take a walk, have a beer.

    Take a walk from Lynmouth to The Exmoor Sandpiper Inn for a beer, or two. You can either walk up to Riversmeet, turn left and then up over Countisbury Hill or head east from town up the coast path to the top of the hill and then turn right through the church yard. After either walk you will be ready for a drink.The Sandpiper, which is a coaching...

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  • There Is A Pub Here!

    This is definitely not one for the cardio-vascularly challenged but if you are feeling particularly energetic the walk up from Lynton to The Sandpiper Inn offers a variety of rewards. Firstly the walk itself opens up stunning views as you ascend, and then on arrival the Inn offers an excellent range of beers and superb food.Alternatively of course...

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  • St. Mary the Virgin church

    This parish church dates originally dates back to the 13th century but only the tower is from that time. The nave was rebuilt in 1741 and 1893. The church had to be enlarged several times, 1904 was the last time.

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  • Lynmouth

    Lynmouth is the twin village on the lower end of the cliff railway. You can also get there the long way round by road. From Lynton you have a nice view on the sea by Lynmouth.

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  • Town Hall

    You are likely to visit this building donated by Sir George Newnes if you are seeking touristy information. Also there are some public conveniences round the side. The opening ceremony of the town hall was held on 15th August 1900.

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  • Cliff Railway

    This Victorian water powered lift was first established in 1888. The track is 862 feet long. It's not running in winter so check the website for the seasonal reopening. The adult return fare in 2008 is GBP 2.95.

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  • Lynton Cinema - Not a Pub but worth a...

    Lynton is reckoned to be the smallest town in the UK to have its own full-time cinema and the cinema, with only 68 seats, must also be one of the smallest. Opened in the grade 2 listed former Methodist chapel in 2001 the cinema shows recently released films and boasts Dolby SR sound as well as air conditioning.During the summer the cinema shows 2...

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  • Wi-Fi Connection - In A Pub!

    If you need a Wi-Fi connection here in Lynton then the Queens has an IT-box which allows connection via The Cloud network, obviously at a price depending on which package you purchase.This is a friendly little pub and during the day is fairly quiet and they allow me to sit in the corner with my computer plugged into their electric socket. Mind you...

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  • CIRCULAR...

    If you are feeling energetic there is a beautiful circular walk which starts from Lynmouth which offers something for everyone including riverside paths, open fields, dramatic sea views and best of all a pub. Start from the main car-park in Lynmouth ( opp Shelley's Hotel ) and head upstream beside the river. The path takes you through a wooded...

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  • No Pub!!

    For once, here's a tip which doesn't have a pub anywhere in it!Well not yet anyway!Devon is spectacular for scenery and here's another example. The Valley of Rocks is another unique part of Devon - it is basically a "river without water" flowing parallel to the sea for much of its length, before finally succumbing. A few years before I was born,...

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  • The Valley of the Rocks.

    A walk along the coastal path from Lynton to The Valley of Rocks is a must for all visitors who enjoy walking, beautiful scenery or both at the same time. The path starts beside the church in Lynton and decends through the trees passing several hotels before reaching the cliffs which overlook the Bristol Channel.There are spectacular sea views and...

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  • Riverside walk from Lynmouth to...

    There is a beautiful riverside walk which starts from Lynmouth, The path takes you through a wooded valley beside the East Lyn river up stream to Watersmeet. The path crosses the river several times via old wooden bridges. Refreshments are available at Watersmeet in a cafe run by The National Trust. Lynmouth to Watersmeet is about two miles.

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Lynton Hotels

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  • The Seawood Hotel

    North Walk, Lynton, EX35 6HJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Sinai House

    Lynway, Lynton, EX35 6AY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Chough's Nest Hotel

    North Walk, Lynton, EX35 6HJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Lynton Restaurants

  • A Touch Of Spain In North Devon

    Being run by a Spanish couple gives this place an authentic identity. Service is laid back, food is good and using local musicians adds a bit of Devon to the whole. Only been in for nibbles and wine but everything looks good and the atmosphere is great.

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  • Great Food - Shame About The...

    During the day this is a continental-style cafe bar where you can just drop in for a coffee, a beer, a light bite or whatever and at that it suceeds very well, By night it transforms itself into an intimate little local bistro-style restaurant with absolutely superb food.With its 40 or so seats split between the two rooms the restaurant in the...

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  • Casual or Formal - Your Choice

    UPDATE MAY 2011 - Unfortunately the tip below no longer applies - the Crown has changed hands and the present food offering is pretty naff :(Whether staying at The Crown or just out for a meal the hotel offers several dining options: from a formal 3-course restaurant meal - drinks in the lounge at 7, sit-down 7.30, followed by coffee back in the...

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  • When The Pubs Kick Out!

    UPDATE May 2011 - Unfortunately Uncle's is now closed (due to hygiene problems - not that I had any) but there is a replacement on the same street - tip to follow.When it gets to that time of night and either the pub is throwing you out, or you have had your quota, then this little place is the first port of call before the descent down the hill to...

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  • Expensive Sandwiches But Great View

    This little cafe (and it is a cafe rather than a restaurant) at the head of the Cliff Railway is one of my regular stopping off points when I have to go up to Lynton to catch a bus into Barnstaple.I usually only have a coffee, but on occassion I'll have a sandwich or toastie if I've missed breakfast.I've always found the staff friendly, the service...

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  • CLASSY BISTRO

    ***BISTRO NOT OPEN DURING OUR VISIT - SEPT 2010. RING TO CHECK. ***This bistro is part of The Castle Hill House Hotel and the food served there was fantastic. There are not too many tables in the restaurant and they are well spaced out which gives a feeling of space and avoids that crammed in feeling that you sometimes get.The interior had a...

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Lynton Nightlife

  • Live Music At Weekends

    Having recently changed hands (sadly Pete Bowles is no longer with us) the new management at The Crown have introduced live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The acts are mostly local (ish) and range from solo acoustic performers to lively rock quartets such as Couch, pictured.These evenings make for a fun night out much appreciated by residents...

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  • The Smallest Cinema?

    Lynton is the smallest town in the UK to have a full-time cinema and perhaps this is the smallest cinema in a UK town as well. The cinema has 2 evening perfomances during the summer, the early evening being for family showings, and one nightly in the winter months. Situated in a former Methodist church the theatre has only 68 seats but with ample...

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  • Where It All Happens

    This is where it all happens for the village youngsters with live music, kareoake (or however that's spelt!), the odd disco, juke box, IT machine, big-screen television, pool table AND a wi-fi connection. This is pleasant, friendly pub and is open all day until late (sometimes very late at weekends) with food at lunchtime and sometimes early...

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Lynton Transportation

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    by Tricky_Dicky69 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    To get from Lynmouth to Lynton, or back, is a bit of a slog on foot. It's even hard work on the legs walking down due to the steep pathway. Best to go for the lazy option and take the cliff railway.

    The Lynton & Lynmouth cliff railway was built by the victorians in 1890 and has been used by locals and tourists ever since. The railway is powered by water and the natural effects of gravity.

    Lots of info available on the web-site. www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/indexb.html

    The Lynton & Lynmouth cliff railway The Lynton & Lynmouth cliff railway. The Lynton & Lynmouth cliff railway The Lynton & Lynmouth cliff railway The Lynton & Lynmouth cliff railway

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Lynton Shopping

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  • Local craft

    The Lyn Valley Art and Crafts Center is located in the old Methodist Church. I can really recommend a visit as I found several things there which I purchased.

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  • A Proper Butchers

    This is an old-fashioned butchers shop where the meat is locally sourced, properly hung and cut to your own specifications. Just as it should be. Obviously meat, but they also do a selection of hot pies and pasties at lunchtime. From a half pound of home-made sausages to a fillet of beef, what you spend is up to you.

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Lynton Local Customs

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    by johngayton Written Aug 29, 2006

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    You know it is August here in Lynton (and to a lesser extent below in Lynmouth ) when these strange characters start cropping up around the village, sometimes in gardens, sometimes on balconies, in fact in all sorts of strange places. This is a relatively recent addition to the local scene and no-one I have spoken to is quite sure exactly who started it but it has certainly become popular and some of the scarecrows have obviously taken quite a bit of time and imagination - see travelog on this page for more pics.

    Not A Self-portrait Honest!
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Lynton Off The Beaten Path

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    by johngayton Updated Aug 28, 2006

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    Hollerday Hill is the hill overlooking Lynmouth Bay just above Lynton village and is accessed by a footpath from beside the town hall. The footpath circumnavigates the hill to The Valley of Rocks, with the sea-facing section definitely not recommended for those suffering from vertigo as the cliff drops off perpendicularly from the foot-wide path at certain points. The footpath is heavily wooded on the landward side and makes for a pleasant out of the way wander with a spur leading to the crest.

    During the summer the views from the crest are limited by the ovegrown trees but there is a spectaculat look out at the seaward point from which you can catch some magnificent sunsets if you are lucky - which I haven't been so far, but maybe next week.

    Even without the sunsets however the walk is always pleasant and the evening skies have their own character, though I have cheated a little with the first pic!

    View from the look out at Hollerday Hill View over The Valley of Rocks
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Lynton Favorites

  • Where To Do Your Laundry

    If you are staying here in Lynton for a while this useful little laundrette can be found on Cavendish Place just behind the Queens pub. This is a self-service bagwash, open seven days a week from 7.30 am to 8 pm, with modern washing and drying machines. The washers cost £3.00 (3 times pound coins), the dryers require 50 pence pieces (usually two,...

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  • Where To Get Your Cash

    There are two free to use cash points in the village. One is in the Londis convenience store and is available during shop hours. The other is in the lobby of Lloyds bank and is available 24 hours.

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  • Where To Get Your Postcard Stamps

    Most of the shops which sell postcards also stock 1st and 2nd class stamps for posting around the UK. However for sending further afield you’ll need to visit the Post Office. This is located on Lee Road (the main road through the village) and is open Monday to Saturday.Because it is a sub-Post Office it doesn't offer the full range of services but...

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