Lyn Valley Art & Crafts Centre
Take a stroll round the Art & Crafts Centre and you're unlikely to leave empty handed! Showcasing the talents of our local artistic community, you'll find a fantastic array of beautiful items for sale, all lovingly made within a 25 mile radius of Lynton.
Simon Dawson, smallholder and freelance writer
Near neigbours Simon and his wife own an old fashioned Exmoor smallholding. Simon regularly writes articles for both local and national publications and is the author of The Self-Sufficiency Bible. Follow this link to read more....
Lynton is the smallest place in the country to have a full time cinema; there has been cinematograph entertainment in Lynton and Lynmouth since 1916! Our 68 seater cinema presents up-to-the-minute releases in comfort and at far cheaper prices than anywhere else we know. During the summer months, there are generally two performances daily, one a family orientated film and the other for more general audiences. Why not treat yourself to both films?
Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway
Information about the water powered cliff railway that links Lynton and Lynmouth.
North Devon theatres
A whats on guide for North Devons theatres
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
The single track, 19 mile, narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway opened in May 1898 and closed in 1935. A one mile section has now been reopened from Woody Bay Station, allowing visitors to travel by steam or diesel hauled trains along the original 'L&B Railway' scenic route above the Heddon Valley.
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor National Park offers unique stunning landscape and tranquility. One of Britain's last 'breathing places', Exmoor is the home of the native Exmoor Pony, wild red deer and a haven for flora and fauna. Use this link to learn more about our special environment and help you get the most out of your visit to Exmoor.
It's easy to enjoy car-free access to the beautiful walks on Exmoor with the Moor Rover!
The Moor Rover minibus service operates 7 days a week, all year round and will pick you up and drop you off at any pre-arranged point on Exmoor; even our own front door! A very reasonable flat rate single fare applies, with discounts available for groups of 4 or more. Click on the link for more information.
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Marwood Hill Gardens
Set in 18 acres, Marwood Hill Gardens is an enchanting privately owned garden and home to the National Collections of Astilbes, Tulbaghia and Japanese Iris. The Tea Room offers a fantastic selection of teas, coffees, light snacks and lunches, home baked cakes and pies and of course Devon cream teas!
Castle Hill Gardens
Garden lovers will delight in the spectacular 18th century parkland landscape of Castle Hill. Relax in the Walled Garden or follow paths to the formal terraced lawns, herbacious borders, Arboretum and the 50 acres that make up the Woodland Gardens.
The Tarka Trail
The routes of the old railways of North Devon now provide scenic and safe off-road cycle routes. The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. Bikes can be hired in Braunton, Barnstaple and Bideford.
Ilfracombe Golf Club
The Ilfracombe Golf Club offers a warm welcome to visiting golfers and societies. This well maintained 18 hole course has spectacular views along the coast and across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. Although not the longest of courses, the undulations and prevailing South Westerlys provide a challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Cobbaton Combat Collection
Aptly described as 'a hobby that got out of hand', today the Cobbaton Combat Collection is home to over 70 military vehicles and artillery pieces and literally thousands of smaller items from World War Two. Items range from military surplus, tanks, guns, helmets, artillery, grenades, and bombs to Home Front ration books, gas masks, ARP and Home Guard uniforms and blackout lamps.
Devon Wildlife Trust
DWT is a registered charity working to secure the future of key wildlife sites, promoting the sustainable use of Devon's natural resources and increasing support for wildlife in the County.
RHS Rosemoor is a beautiful 65 acre garden, set within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.
Scenic Exmoor Visitor Guide
The best guide to Exmoor. Walks, local history, events, restaurants, shopping and more. Particular focus on the Lynton & Lynmouth and West Somerset areas of Exmoor.
South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path is the 630 mile National Trail from Minehead to Poole Harbour; it's almost impossible to visit Lynton and not find yourself on the coast path! Whether you are walking the entire trail or dipping in for the occasional section, Lynton is an ideal location for several walks along the South West Coast Path. This is the official website, providing a wealth of ideas and information for all things relating to the coast path.
Two Moors Way
The Two Moors Way is a long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, comprehensively waymarked except on the open moorland sections. It has a total length of 102 miles making it an ideal week's walk.
Exmoor zoo only exists for the animals. The development of the zoo over time and the commitment of staff and volunteers has meant the zoo has progressed from a small farm holding of 2 Devon fields in 1982 to a friendly and contact orientated zoo which has grown into the North Devon countryside.
There's lots to see and do at Arlington Court. Once the family estate of the Chichesters, today you can stroll round the intimate Regency house, full of unusual treasures and collections. The tranquil grounds are a haven for wildlife and waymarked estate walks are there to be enjoyed. You will also find a walled kitchen garden which provides flowers for the house and fruit and vegetables for the excellent tea-room. The stables house the National Trust's fascinating Carriage Museum. Lots of events through the year and well worth a visit.
A NEW WEBSITE FOR LEE HOUSE
We've been working hard to refurbish Lee House, so it's only right that we have a brand new website that shows off our new rooms and reflects our new image! We hope you enjoy looking at it.
Miles Tea & Coffee Merchants
Guests often ask where we get our excellent teas and coffees from and we're happy to provide a link to our supplier, D.J. Miles.
Barnstaple's Historic Pannier Market
When visiting Barnstaple, a look round the historic Pannier Market should be high on the 'must do' list. Largely unchanged in over 150 years, the Pannier Market is open 6 days a week, with different markets operating on different days. Whether your interest is in Antiques & collectables, plants, books, or general goods, the wide range of stalls at the Pannier Market means there is always something for everyone. Nearby attractions include Butchers Row and the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.
Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times. The 13th-century gatehouse survives, and the present building was remodelled in 1868-72 by Antony Salvin for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. The fine oak staircase and plasterwork of the 17th-century house he adapted can still be seen. A sheltered terrace to the south is home to palms, subtropical plants, a variety of citrus trees, and the National Collection of Strawberry Trees (Arbutus). There is a pleasant walk beside the River Avill.
Le Bistro is a charming intimate restaurant serving the best of Devon's local produce; a favourite with Lee House guests.
Country Sports South West
South West England is the premier region for country sporting activities. We are delighted to be included on this website, which showcases the very best country sports providers, fabulous accommodation (their description!) and first class food and drink options.
Stapleton farm supply us with the yummy yogurts we serve you at breakfast. Which one is your favourite?
Effective Website Solutions
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