Towns & Villages

The communities near Lynton & Lynmouth

Explore the Towns & villages of Exmoor

Enjoy the best of two picturesque counties, North Devon and West Somerset.

Take your time to explore the charming towns and villages nestled amongst the hills and valleys of Exmoor. Wonder at the many chocolate box villages with thatched cottages, local pubs and artisan shops selling home-made gifts and delights. Wander the vibrant high streets of bustling towns offering plenty of familiar shops and chains.

Exmoor & North Devon


Parracombe & Martinhoe

Situated 3 miles south of Lynton & Lynmouth, near the Heddon Valley. The villages feature stunning views over Exmoor with Woody Bay Steam heritage railway a popular nearby attraction.

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Brendon, Oare & Malmsmead

Discover the Brendon Valley and Lorna Doone country. Fall in love with the quiet charm of Oare and Malmsmead where R.D. Blackmore set his romantic novel and long walks along the river will stir the heart.

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Combe Martin

The coast at Combe Martin is dominated by the Hangman Cliffs, Britain’s tallest sea cliffs. At low tide the beach reveals golden sands – the perfect place for a traditional English seaside holiday.

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In North Devon’s main town of Barnstaple you will find traditional high street shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. Hire a bike and take a trip on the Tarka Trail, alongside the scenic estuary.

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Exmoor & Somerset

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Porlock Vale offers an authentic view of Exmoor village life. Situated just eight miles east of Lynton & Lynmouth.

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Medieval Dunster is about 30-minute’s drive from Lynton & Lynmouth. Dominated by the historic castle, it is a treasure trove of Exmoor history and heritage.

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Minehead is often referred to as the gateway to Exmoor and has long attracted visitors and families to its coastal location.

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A vibrant market town close to the iconic Tarr Steps, sits at the confluence of the rivers Barle and Exe. The town boasts excellent cafes, tearooms and a unique shopping experience.

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