Winter in Exmoor

Experience the stark beauty & tranquility

enjoy the stark beauty of exmoor in winter

Winter in Lynton & Lynmouth.

Visit Lynton & Lynmouth during the festive season and experience the magic of Winter in Exmoor’s ‘Little Switzerland’.

Wander along Lynmouth’s illuminated harbour and shopping streets to find beautiful art and gifts for the home, enticing fashion and leather goods, pottery and delicious local produce. Amble through Lynton’s old town and high street for an incredible selection of fine and modern art, objects of desire and fascinating trinkets, gorgeous fashion, sheepskin and leather. 

Reward yourself with tea, festive cakes and merriment in one of Lynton & Lynmouth’s cosy cafés, pubs and restaurants.

top activities for Winter in Exmoor

Watersmeet Tea Room

At the weekends take the family on an enchanting riverside walk through the Watersmeet Gorge. Treat yourselves with piping hot tea and cake at Watersmeet House.

lynmouth pavilion

Visit the Exmoor National Park Centre for information on everything Exmoor. Call in upstairs to enjoy great food and refreshments in the Pavilion Café, open all year round.

RHS Rosemoor

Living proof that gardens can look stunning in all seasons. Winter at RHS Rosemoor is a truly delightful experience with something to see in every corner.

things to do in the winter

Winter in Lynton & Lynmouth is a sleepy old affair, many of the main attractions begin their hibernation until the Spring, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do.  This is a great time to explore our wild beaches, rugged moorland and nature’s timeless natural attractions. The captivating and expansive Valley of Rocks welcomes everyone throughout all seasons and looks particularly splendid in the bleak midwinter.

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The Coleridge Way

The Coleridge Way is a 51-mile route taken by the romantic poet…

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Dartington Crystal

The UK’s only remaining glass factory and a unique experience for all…

festive shopping & twinkling lights

Visiting during the festive season? Take some time to explore the old streets of Lynton or harbour side streets of Lynmouth, there is a fantastic choice of shops offering something for everyone.  Browse our fine art and modern galleries for great paintings and objects.  Find inspiration or gifts for the home. Rummage through some of the bargains in our leather goods or fashion stores. Love eating and drinking? Take some local Exmoor produce, ales or spirits home with you.  And when you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, enjoy delicious homemade cakes and refreshments in one of our cosy cafés.

Ginger Nut Lynton

Ginger Nut

Eco friendly, fair trade and organic gifts and items for your home.

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The Oak Room

Delicious Spanish tapas food in the heart of Lynton. Homemade and complemented by Spanish wines, beers and spirits.


Lacey’s Yard

A small charming tea room in the heart of the village.

Coffee Shop Charlie Fridays Lynton Main

Charlie Fridays

A quirky, relaxed cafe serving delicious vegetarian, vegan, meaty food and sweet treats.

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Lynton Fish Bar

Serving traditional fish and chips, freshly cooked to take away.

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Polly Skye

Polly Skye original and contemporary art gallery.

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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Enjoy stunning views of the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the tracks between Lynton & Lynmouth. You can experience the highest and the steepest fully water…

Great places to stay in the Winter

Lynton & Lynmouth and the surrounding area has a small selection of cosy places to stay during the Winter months.  Hotels, B&Bs and Guesthouses where you can enjoy a warm welcome and delicious breakfasts. Or, if you prefer being more independent, then there are plenty of great self-catering cottages and houses available too. 

Explore other seasons in Exmoor

Exmoor in Autumn

Explore North Devon in a glorious blaze of reds and oranges.

Exmoor in Spring

Explore North Devon as the year starts to come alive.

Exmoor in Summer

Explore North Devon in the warmth of the Summer sun.