When you find ‘your special place’ it’s one of those moments that takes your breath away, makes your heart beat just that little bit faster.
The charming and historic towns of Lynton or Lynmouth can be one of those places. Both towns boast excellent accommodation to make your romantic stay just that little bit more special. From majestic hotels, quaint B&B’s to idyllic self-catering cottages there’s the perfect space just for you.
Lynton is nestled high in the cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel along the North Devon coast and offers some spectacular sea views. The delightful harbour town of Lynmouth sits serenely below at the mouth of the cascading waters of the River Lyn.
Imagine walking along the winding South West Coastal Path, with its breathtaking views, to the beautiful and ancient Valley of Rocks. The perfect place to throw down a rug to enjoy a picnic, glass of bubbly or a flask of your favourite tea. Sitting peacefully watching the sunset or sunrise in the Valley of Rocks can be quite magnificent and awe-inspiring.
It’s easy to see how world-renowned writers and poets like Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth and R. D. Blackmoor found their inspiration for romance in Exmoor. Once you start wandering amongst the rolling hills, along sheer cliffs and alongside the cascading rivers of Watersmeet and the Doone Valley, time itself seems to stand still.
How about turning your romantic break into a romantic adventure? Explore some of area’s beautiful National Trust stately homes and picturesque gardens. Alternatively imagine the two of you exploring the moors on horseback or a jeep safari? 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. Why not head out to sea and explore Exmoor’s incredible coastline by boat, kayak or paddle board? Or if you’re real thrill-seekers take the plunge and go coasteering!
When your day of adventure, exploration or walking is done you could enjoy a romantic meal in one of Lynton or Lynmouth’s best restaurants or cafés. You’ll be surprised just how much variety there is. Whether you like home-cooked classics, grills or pizzas, fresh and light Mediterranean dishes, authentic Spanish tapas or exceptional Thai cuisine. There is something delicious and mouth-watering to suit every palate.
If would like more information to help you plan your romantic getaway, visit the Lynton & Lynmouth Tourist Centre at the Lynton Post Office for more help and advice.
Alternatively, join the Visit Lynton & Lynmouth Facebook Group and ask one of our friendly locals for their advice or suggestions.