Lynton is situated in the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The park has the added distinction of being designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.
The Valley of Rocks
One of North Devons most renowned landmarks – and almost literally on The Denes’ doorstep – is the Valley of Rocks. This dry valley runs parallel to the North Devon coast and is noted for its spectacular geological formations, its wild goats and its stunning views. The Valley of Rocks
Walk across the road from The Denes, after 20 minutes you will find yourself at an Iron Age hill fort with stunning views along the coast to the east and west. Visitors can also choose from a breathtaking array of walks and cycling routes, either along the coastal paths, or inland across the moors. Whether you are seeking a leisurely stroll or a strenuous trek, you’ll find it all within easy reach. Lynton walks
The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
A unique experience that links Lynton and its neighbouring village Lynmouth. Take a ride on the steepest water powered Cliff Railway in the World, it offers unparallelled views, a true Victorian experience. The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
This railway has a small section running at nearby Woody Bay Station on the A39. Usually with steam engines and the original pre 1935 immaculately restored carriages. Another great Victorian experience. Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
The West Somerset Railway
Starting at the Minehead terminus you could take a ride on Englands longest preserved railway, most trains are hauled by steam engines. Why not stop off at one of the stations to take in the seaside towns and views or a stroll in the countryside starting at one station and finishing at another. West Somerset Railway
A whole range of activities can be pursued, including kayaking, fishing, climbing, bird-watching and diving. Sports such as tennis, golf, football and cricket are all available, and the area offers a number of independent shops and boutiques. For those interested in historic homes, several National Trust properties and RHS Rosemore are within easy reach. There is also a wide choice of pubs and restaurants and a cinema rated the 5th best small cinema in England.
At The Denes, we hold a broad range of information and literature about local attractions that our guests are very welcome to borrow.