Discover the enchanting beauty of Lynton and Lynmouth, the epitome of what makes Devon so special. Experience the magic of a water powered train and be captivated by the stunning scenery that surrounds these picturesque villages.
Our journey to Lynton and Lynmouth was part of an exciting whistle-stop tour of England, Wales, and Scotland, with the Eden Project in Cornwall as our ultimate destination. Prior to our arrival, we had the pleasure of exploring Dunster Castle in Somerset, a charming National Trust property that left us with unforgettable memories.
Where did we stay?
During our stay, we chose Treetops Camping site as our base, granting us convenient access to Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, and of course, Lynton and Lynmouth. Although our time was limited, this location also serves as an ideal starting point for exploring Woolacombe, a destination we’ll have to save for our next adventure.
In terms of weather, our day in Lynton and Lynmouth was simply perfect. The sun graced us with its presence, creating a stark contrast to the rain and sunshine battle we witnessed in Ilfracombe.
To make the most of your visit to Lynton and Lynmouth, I recommend parking at the spacious car park in Lynton and leisurely strolling back towards the galleries and charming shops. From there, follow the pathway to the famous water powered train perched on the cliff top. Depending on your fitness level, you can either embark on a scenic walk down to Lynmouth or opt for the unique and delightful experience of riding the water powered train.
Upon reaching Lynmouth, indulge in the artistic treasures of the two quaint streets adorned with galleries, fudge shops, and inviting restaurants. Take a moment to soak in the beauty of the park, offering breathtaking views that will leave you mesmerized.
One gallery that stands out among the rest is Maurice Bishop on Riverside Road, showcasing an exceptional range of paintings that are sure to captivate your imagination.
As the day draws to a close, make your way back up the hill to retrieve your car. You can either embark on a rewarding uphill trek, taking in the stunning sights and catching glimpses of the water powered train as it ascends, or simply enjoy the train ride and wave to those making the climb. Regardless of your choice, you can rest assured that you will have an unforgettable experience.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the wonders of Lynton and Lynmouth, a true gem in the heart of Devon.