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.

One of its 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.

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Visitors can 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.

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Lynton and its neighbouring village are linked by the famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. A ride on the unique Victorian water-powered funicular offers unparallelled views.

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The infamous Lynton & Barnstaple Railway has a small section running at nearby Woody Bay Station on the A39. Usually running with steam and immaculately restored carriages.

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A whole range of activities can be pursued, including sailing, 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 Royal Horticultural Society gardens 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.