Must do’s in Lynton
– all car free

Whatever your interests, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A relaxing respite or a romantic retreat, a wealth of paths for walkers, a wonderland for wildlife lovers, an exhilarating environment for outdoor exploits, a paradise for painters and photographers and a haven for historians and writers.

Make the most of your stay in Lynton & Lynmouth, leave the car, and stroll from Croft House to enjoy the following local highlights.

must-do-cliff-railwayRide on the famous funicular Cliff Railway and marvel at the Victorian ingenuity of this water powered invention opened in 1890 and still running today linking the twin villages and providing breathtaking views across Lynmouth Bay.

Experience Victorian steam travel through glorious countryside on narrow gauge tracks from Woody Bay Station (2 miles from Lynton)

Take a boat trip from Lynmouth Bay to get the best view of the coast and the nesting birds

Explore one of Exmoor’s most treasured beauty spots the Valley of the Rocks, minutes from Lynton.

It is  home to the last British herd of wild goats, and host to guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes.

To get there follow the Victorian ‘North Walk’ now part of the South West Coast Path or go via Hollerday Hill and take in the spectacular view from the summit, the site of an Iron-age Hill Fort.

The Valley also has a cricket pitch that is thought of by many as the most picturesque in England.



Enjoy Watersmeet a haven for wildlife by the wild rivers and waterfalls.

Alongside the East Lyn and Hoar Oak Rivers in one of Britain’s deepest wooded gorges you can take refreshments at the National Trust Tea-rooms, originally a nineteenth century fishing lodge.

Choose one of the many footpaths from Watersmeet, to follow the river, or to go up to the moors and descend down the coastal paths.

Walk from Croft House or drive and park

Visit the Arts & Crafts Centre one of the largest and longest running centres to purchase art and crafts made by over 50 local artisans from all over North Devon and Exmoor.

Also visit:
Exmoor Flowers & Gifts
Lynton Candlemaker
Lynton Sheepskin Shop
Gunns Gallery
Gallery@500 feet
Churchill Outdoor Shop
John Arbon Textiles
Ruffen Common
Willow Pattern

A warm welcome awaits at Lynton’s Cinema. The cosy 68 seater cinema has the latest equipment and screens films daily.

There are pubs, restaurants and tea rooms within a few minutes walk from Croft House to enjoy lunch and evening meals.

Take part in a local event, visit the Lynmouth Exmoor National Park Centre.

Also for all your needs the village has a post officechemistHealth Centre,Tourist Information Centre and Exmoor National Park Centre. A petrol station is 1 mile away at Barbrook.

Treat yourself to a longer stay in Lynton & Lynmouth to Explore Exmoor and North Devon or to enjoy some of the fabulous Outdoor Activities in this spectacular place and plan your stay to take in some of the many Events.