Posted by Visit Lynton & Lynmouth on Friday, 2 August 2019
Lynton & Lynmouth have loads of great things to do, for the whole family to enjoy.
Whether you like walking, exploring, fishing, kayaking, cycling, horse-riding, stately homes and beautiful gardens - there is something fun to suit everyone.
Must See Family Attractions
Feel like a real Victorian and take a leisurely ride on the famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway that connects the two towns of Lynton & Lynmouth. It’s the longest and steepest, water-powered funicular railway in the world and it’s a great fun.
Take the whole family for a ride on a steam train and feel the clickety-clack of the wheels whilst enjoying some beautiful scenery. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is the last narrow-gauge railway adventure and is a truly magical experience for the whole family.
Feeling energetic? Challenge yourselves to fun round of golf at Hole-in-1 on the Lynmouth Putting Green or enjoy a game of tennis with some really spectacular views.
After all that exercise you’ll need some refreshment, the great thing about Lynton & Lynmouth is you’re never far away from some great places to eat, drink or shop. There are some great local cafes, restaurants and shops that sell everything from sheepskin to paintings from local artists.
For locally made gifts, produce and souvenirs check out the Lynton Arts & Crafts Centre. It’s a treasure trove filled with great things to buy for all the family.
Did you know that Lynton has its very own Cinema?
Located in a delightfully old converted church, the Lynton Cinema seats over 60 people and shows some of the very latest movies. See what’s currently showing.
If your holidaying in North Devon to enjoy the great outdoors then exploring the vast moors and wooded valleys of Exmoor is a must. The beautiful and ancient Valley of Rocks and Watersmeet are quite literally on the doorstep of Lynton & Lynmouth and offer miles of walks and cascading rivers to explore. They’re the perfect places for a family picnic.
A visit to Quince Honey Farm is a wonderful way to spend the day. See honey bees at work and taste their delicous honey in the on site cafe. Want to get up close and personal with creepy crawlies? No problem - try one of their 'Critter Encounters'. If you love wild animals then your family with love the Exmoor Zoo. It's home to the mysterious 'Beast of Exmoor' and other fantastic animals. There's something different going on every half an hour!
Looking for a day at the beach? Lynmouth has a small beach surrounded by fascinating rock pools. The incredible beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton are a short drive from Lynton & Lynmouth.
Want to see a little more? How about exploring the moors on horseback, bike, a jeep safari or farm tour? It’s an incredible way to see the very best of Exmoor’s landscape and unique wildlife, including wild ponies, red deer, rare butterflies and our elusive otters.
Horse riding in Exmoor
Saturday, 19 October 2019
And what better way to explore over 250 square miles of National Park than on horseback. Within Exmoor are some 400 miles of well-maintained bridleways with the more popular trails waymarked. Local stables cater for novices, family groups as well as more experienced riders.Read more
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