Things To Do
We are perfectly situated in the centre of Lynmouth; a picturesque fishing village where Exmoor meets the sea. With the twin town of Lynton perched on the hillside above us, the villages offer a variety of activities on your doorstep, with the option to do even more further afield. From walking, going to the beach, heading to the zoo, exploring the moors or spotting Exmoor ponies, there's something to do for all the family.
Click on the links in each section to find out more information on what to do on your stay on Exmoor!
Located on the intersection of three outstanding recognised walking routes, Lynmouth is the perfect place to stop off on the way through, or to base yourself for a week exploring the various section of The South West Coast Path, The Coleridge Way and The Two Moors Way. Click HERE for more information on a walking holiday in North Devon!
Exmoor National Park and North Devon are steeped in history, and there is much to see and explore in the local area. Head up to the ruins of the private mansion Hollerday House in Lynton, and see if you can find the old tennis courts. Find Lorna Doone's church from R.D. Blackmore's epic tale of romance on the moors, based in Exmoor, or spend some time in the Flood Memorial Hall to discover more about the tragic flood that swept through Lynmouth in 1952. Click HERE for more information on exploring the history and secret spots on Exmoor and North Devon.
Surf's up! Lynmouth is one of the best spots in North Devon for surfing; when the conditions are right! Head down to Lynmouth for perfect, long waves, and then nip into The Ancient Mariner for a bite to eat and a warming drink when you've been chucked off your board a few too many times! See Magic Seaweed's page on Lynmouth, HERE.
Whether you're in Lynmouth or Lynton, there's plenty to see in the local area. As well as a great range of shops and cafe's in Lynmouth, head up to Lynton Old Town for a selection of fantastic independent shops, cafe's and restaurants. Spot the local goat or pony population (yes, goats and ponies!) at The Valley of The Rocks or up on the moors. Head to the famous Cliff Railway to get between the villages easily, and by the power of water! Click HERE for more information on sight seeing in Lynton and Lynmouth.
For small villages, we have a LOT going on throughout the year. Exmoor National Parks have a variety of different things going on throughout the year, which you can see in their calendar, HERE. For more information about regular local events and when to time your visit, click HERE.
Places to Visit Lynton & Lynmouth
Exmoor National Park Centre - learn all about Exmoor, the history, the wildlife, the flora and fauna. Get advice on local walks and watch one of their may short films in their theatre. Open daily 10am-5pm. http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/national-park-centres/lynmouth-national-park-centre
The Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall is open all year round and is a permanent FREE exhibition which includes personal accounts, photos and a scale model of the buildings which were destroyed during the flood of 1952. https://www.lynmouthflood.co.uk/
The Lyn Model Railway is also a must do for all steam engine fanatics when visiting Lynmouth. FREE and dog friendly, check out their reviews on Trip Advisor https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186256-d15186224-Reviews-Lyn_Model_Railway-Lynmouth_Exmoor_National_Park_England.html
Located on the Manor Green in Lynmouth, Hole in 1 Lynmouth Putting Green is a popular pastime for adults and children of all ages. The Kiosk provides drinks, sweets and ice creams and is open daily until November. https://www.facebook.com/holein1lynmouth/
The Lyn and Exmoor Museum in Lynton houses an extensive and fascinating collection of local historical artifacts, oh and a ghost! Opening times vary due to being ran solely by volunteers, please check their website before planning a visit. https://www.devonmuseums.net/Lyn-and-Exmoor-Museum/Devon-Museums/?fbclid=IwAR3hVqBgaGLYkr55Z5ED9035dk8ly-bl6v4y0Gs84B8i5itheU6EVRMdcjI
Lynton Cinema has been noted as one of the Top 10 Best Independent Cinemas in the UK. With just over 60 seats booking is essential. Film showing details can be found on their website http://lyntoncinema.co.uk/lynton/now/ or by calling 01598 753397
Lynton Toy Museum opened its doors in April 2019 and a flurry of 5 star reviews quickly followed. With toys, games and action figures ranging from the 1960's to the 1980's a trip down memory lane is guarenteed. Open daily 10am-4pm https://lyntontoymuseum.co.uk/
Eating and Drinking
Aside from our own fantastic, award winning bar and restaurant, The Ancient Mariner, there are lots of fantastic local places to eat and drink in Lynton and Lynmouth without having to travel out of the village. Click HERE to see the range of Thai, Spanish, French, and traditional British cuisine available.
Whether it's roller skating or skate boarding, animal encounters, rock climbing, making pre-historic friends, learning about bees, visiting historical villages and castles, shopping, or visiting the many National Trust properties around us, there really is so much to do while you're staying in Lynmouth, and The Bath Hotel is the perfect base for exploring it all. Click HERE for lots of links to places to see and things to do further afield from Lynton and Lynmouth.