Top things to do

Top Choice Heritage Railway in Lynton & Lynmouth

Cliff Railway

This extraordinary piece of Victorian engineering sees two cars, linked by a steel cable, descend and ascend the steeply sloping cliff face according to the weight of water in the cars’ tanks. All burnished wood and…
Top Choice Pub Food in Lynton & Lynmouth

Ancient Mariner

The Mariner brings a burst of shipwreck chic to Lynmouth, thanks to a copper bar top, curved ship's decking and a figurehead that isn't entirely clothed. Drink it all in while tucking into a stacked-high Mariner Bur…
Top Choice Modern British in Lynton & Lynmouth

Rising Sun

At the harbourside Rising Sun, they delight in showcasing not only Exmoor meat and veg but also the seafood landed on this rugged shore. Seasonal treats might include succulent lobster, fresh sea bass and local muss…
Top Choice Cafe in Lynton & Lynmouth

Charlie Friday's

A funky, friendly hang-out serving melt-in-your-mouth pastries, thick sarnies, tasty nachos and fair-trade two-shot espresso that really packs a punch. The cafe's guitar, knitting and board games help keep the atmos…
Museum in Lynton & Lynmouth

Flood Memorial

On 16 August 1952 a huge wave of water swept through Lynmouth following torrential rain. The devastation was immense: 34 people lost their lives, and four bridges and countless houses were washed away. This exhibiti…
Museum in Lynton & Lynmouth

Lyn & Exmoor Museum

This sweet museum's collections include chilling pictures of Lynmouth's devastating 1952 flash flood, which claimed 34 lives. It occupies the town's oldest house.
Fish & Chips in Lynton & Lynmouth

Esplanade Fish Bar

An award-winning chippy set a few steps from the shore. Take away and eat on the rough-sand beach, or dine inside within the cheap 'n' cheerful cafe.
Cinema in Lynton & Lynmouth

Lynton Cinema

A bijou (68-seat), beautifully old-fashioned movie house in which an usher with a torch will show you to your seat.
Bistro in Lynton & Lynmouth

Vanilla Pod

At this sweet little eatery, it may be eggs Benedict with Devon ham for brunch, a ploughmans for lunch, and a Devonshire cream tea in the afternoon. Evening ushers in more Middle Eastern flavours: Turkish lamb dumpl…
Cafe in Lynton & Lynmouth

Captain's House

Tucked away from Lynmouth's main gift-shop drag, this tiny riverside tea garden serves pasties, ploughman's lunches, cakes and barley water.