Lynton Old Town

Bustling with great places to eat and shop

Lynton's Charming 'Old Town'

Lynton’s Old Town is vibrant and eclectic with nods to its former Victorian heritage and life ever since.

Life in Lynton began in it’s old town long before the Victorian’s claimed it as England’s “Little Switzerland”.  You can find out more in the Lyn & Exmoor Museum.  The museum is located just off Queens Street near the library.  It offers a fascinating glimpse into the bustling, and sometimes murky, past of our gorgeous towns and surrounding area.

The Stag & Hare wall painting, seen in the gallery below, is a wonderful example of artistic freedom in Lynton.  This captivating wall painting by local wildlife artist Mick Cawston can be seen between the North Devon Hospice and Logantiques on Queens Street.

Lynton Old Town Illustration


Looking for great cafés, restaurants and shops?

They’re tucked away in the winding streets of Lynton’s Old Town.  Queens Street, affectionately known as ‘Pig Hill’, is just off Lynton’s main Lee Road, leads on to Market Street.  These charming old streets are hiding some wonderful secrets; pubs with beer gardens, cafés with outdoor seating, local shops and artisanal treats, even a gym and library … there’s plenty to explore.

Old Bank

The Old Bank

Open in Lynton for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving fresh local produce in a casual and romantic atmosphere, in Lynton’s Old Town.

Lyn Valley Dog House Lynton Shop

The Lyn Valley Dog House

This delightful doggy deli is bursting with everything for your dog; a bakery, ice cream parlour and much more.

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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The Pie Shack

Handmade pies, baked to order. Open for breakfast and lunchtime takeaways, perfect for picnics and outdoor eating.

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A colourful and quirky gift shop selling unique items for children and adults alike. Discover the perfect gift or souvenir from their special range of plush toys, books, eco-friendly products and home furnishings.

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Lynton Fish Bar

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

Vanilla Pod Lynton Cafe Restaurant Award Winning

The Vanilla Pod

Enjoy anything from a classic meal to a Mediterranean delight in the heart of Lynton’s Old Town.