Lynton & Lynmouth Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Lynmouth’s herrings mysteriously deserted the village in 1823?
Set in the spectacular hills of Exmoor National Park, the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are the perfect locations for enjoying beautiful holidays in the Devon countryside. The quaint villages are linked by a fascinating water-powered cliff railway, earning the area the nickname ‘Little Switzerland’ during Victorian times! Whether you choose a Lynton or a Lynmouth holiday – you will experience the quaint beauty of a traditional West Country village. Lynmouth and Lynton holiday cottages are ideal bases from which to enjoy the outdoors on Exmoor and the individual charms of each village.
- Lynton and Lynmouth were known as ‘Little Switzerland’ by the Victorians
- The Cliff Railway was originally used to transport goods up from Lynton harbour
- Lorna Doone was set in the Lynton area of Exmoor
Lynton & Lynmouth Tourist Information
The Cliff Railway is not only great fun, but also offers unforgettable views across the moors, countryside and the surrounding coast. Lynmouth’s pretty coast and impressive harbour wall have made Lynmouth holidays popular for generations. Rural Lynton’s pretty cottages and quaint tearooms make holidays in Lynton and Lynmouth by far the most loved when it comes to a base in Exmoor.
Many of the Romantic poets, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, found inspiration during Lynton and Lynmouth holidays, perhaps because of their surrounding landscapes. Whether you prefer to explore on foot, bike or horseback – Exmoor is a fascinating area to discover as a family. A walk on the moor may include a few surprises, as humans share the many paths with wild goats, and ponies and deer will also be spotted along the way.
Lynton & Lynmouth Family Attractions
Built over one hundred years ago, the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway continues to delight tourists with is unique views of the area. The Valley of Rocks, a short walk from Lynton, is a dry valley that runs parallel to the rugged North Devon coast and makes for a great stroll. Those staying in a Lynmouth holiday cottage will no doubt make a trip to Lynmouth Beach! This shingle beach is a great place for rock pooling, and the surrounding views and convenient facilities combine to make this a great spot for a day in the sun.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Lynton & Lynmouth
Those who fancy a pet friendly Lynmouth and Lynton holiday will be pleased with our selection of dog friendly holiday cottages in both resorts. Also, Lynton and Lynmouth Beaches have no restrictions on dogs, so your pet is welcome to explore the rock pools and excellent waters at any time of year! The villages’ Exmoor setting also makes them perfect for dog owners, as the moors and surrounding countryside are great places for long walks with your pet. Many of the traditional pubs and Inns in the Lynton and Lynmouth area are also dog friendly, so there is opportunity to stop for a spot of lunch or a bowl of water on your travels.
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