Things To See & Do
Separated by a 450-foot cliff, the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth offer an ideal getaway whatever you wish from your holiday. Ride the famous cliff railway, the highest and steepest water-powered railway in the world; pack a picnic and spend the day exploring nearby Valley of Rocks and Glen Lyn Gorge; take tea in the garden at Watersmeet before setting off on a woodland or seaside stroll; or lose yourself in the captivating landscape of Exmoor National Park.
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In the north of Cornwall, a visit to Tintagel with its wonderful clifftop castle is a treat, as is the chocolate-box village of Boscastlee. A little further down the coast will see you at Padstow and Rock, must-sees on any trip to Cornwall.
The evocative village of Port Isaac is best known as a filming location for TV’s ever popular Doc Martin, and its streets are lined with delightful pubs and restaurants.
Visit the lively and lovely St Ives, easily reached by one-minute train-ride from Carbis Bay (driving in St Ives can be something of a challenge!)
Travelling To & Around
Devon is easily reached from the Bristol area, via a scenic route along the Somerset coast and by the Quantock Hills, or from London via Surrey, Wiltshire and central Somerset. Dropping further south in to Cornwall is also fairly simple, with plenty of exploring opportunities to discover along the way.
The North Devon coast features some of the UK’s finest beaches, a magnet for surfers from near and far, while Exmoor National Park is one of the country’s best, with world-class walking amid a staggering variety of landscape. By the same token, Cornwall is a rightly enduring favourite for travellers, eager to discover precipitous coastal villages, wonderful seafood and the very extremities of southern Britain.