Things to do in Lynmouth

Historic fishing village on the North Devon Coast at the foot of a steep gorge carved by the two Lyn Rivers

“What is there to do in Lynmouth?” Well, this page is all about places to go in Lynmouth - but are we missing something? Let us know!

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  Things to do

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift.  Website 
Suggested by Nicky Fletcher, Chippenham
Less than a mile
3: Good
Watersmeet FREE
National Trust - Dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings.
Less than a mile

Lynton And Barnstaple Railway
The Last Narrow-Gauge Railway Adventure. Woody Bay Station is an original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway station, opened in 1898.  Website 
2.9 miles
3: Good
Heddon Valley FREE
National Trust - Towering cliffs, coves and a wooded valley within Exmoor National Park.
4 miles

Exmoor Zoo
Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue, especially for the kids. The zoo is always changing so keep coming back.  Website 
Suggested by Bill Travers, Bristol
6.8 miles
3: Good
Combe Martin Wildlife And Dinosaur Park
Set in over 28 acres of spectacular, sub tropical gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Website 
Suggested by Terry Dawson, Reading
Great day out for the whole family
7.7 miles
2: Poor

Arlington Court And The National Trust Carriage Museum
National Trust - Fantastic collections of eclectic objects.
8.5 miles

Here at Keypitts we offer an unforgettable, fun filled day out for all the family. 4x4 Off Road Driving, Horse Riding & Quad Bikes.  Website 
8.6 miles
3: Good
Watermouth Castle And Theme Park
One of the West Country’s premier Family Tourist Attractions where you can enjoy a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures.  Website 
Suggested by David Le Huray, Guernsey, Channel Islands
So much for kids to do and all included in entry price.
9.9 miles
4: Very good


Lyn And Exmoor Museum
Local Museum.  Website 
Less than a mile
2.9: Good

  Parks & Open spaces

Valley Of The Rocks
The Valley of the Rocks is a stunning dry river valley that runs parallel to the coast, near to Lynton in North Devon.  Website 
Suggested by Thomas Fletcher, Wiltshire
Less than a mile
3: Good
The changing seasons means that Wistlandpound is an exciting place to discover at any time of the year.  Website 
6.4 miles
3: Good
Wistlandpound Reservoir
This tranquil Lake is surrounded by conifer plantations and has an established nature reserve. Located near Blackmoor Gate.  Website 
6.8 miles
3: Good


Or why not try...

The beach is situated along a straight section of coastline, and is backed by spectacular wooded hills and served by a unique cliff railway from Lynton.  Website 
Less than a mile
4: Very good
A secluded bay surrounded by high cliffs with a steep access path.  Website 
1.1 miles
3.1: Good
Woody Bay
A sheltered bay backed by steep cliffs covered in woodlands.  Website 
2.5 miles
3.3: Good
Combe Martin
A large area of sand set in Combe Martin.  Website 
8.8 miles
3.6: Very good

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We hope that you’ve found plenty of fun and free things to do in Lynmouth, if we’ve missed any of your local favourites then do let us know. We aim to be the best website to help adults, families and children find great new ideas for places to go and stuff to do in your free time. There’s hopefully something for everyone here of all ages and interests.

So if you’re looking for the best days out in your area, places to visit, things to do with the kids, free attractions, local restaurants, good hotels or even shopping centres, then check out Never Be Bored. There are so many interesting places to visit and things to see and do near Lynmouth across the UK and Ireland. This site aims to bring them all together in one place. We’ve got the best visitor attractions including National Trust and English Heritage sites, castles, museums, parks and gardens, heritage centres, steam railways, theme parks, zoos, aquariums, beaches, national parks and wildlife reserves.

For kids and families we’ve got soft play centres, indoor and outdoor activity centres, amusement parks, swimming pools, ski slopes, water parks, children’s farms, horse riding, pottery making, ice skating, sports centres, roller skating, go karting, paintball, climbing walls, ten pin bowling and much more.

And when you’re starting to feel hungry, thirsty or tired then check out the best places to eat, drink and stay for the night. We love new suggestions to keep the site up to date and comprehensive, so feel free to send in all your local favourites.

Place ID: 1339

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