Family Holidays in Lynmouth family holiday guide


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Situated on the northern edge of Exmoor, Lynmouth is a secluded quaint village famous for the highest and steepest water powered railway in Britain. A family holiday in Lynmouth offers both a unique history lesson and relaxing walks along both coast and moorland.

Here are the top 10 things we love about family holidays in Lynmouth:

  1. The village is home to the famous Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway which is the highest and steepest fully water powered railway in the world.
  2. There are both beautiful sandy beaches and vast moorlands surrounding Lynmouth.
  3. There are lots of paths and countryside to explore suitable for youngsters.
  4. Both The South West Coast Past and The Tarka Trail pass through the village of Lynmouth.
  5. There are nearby attractions and amenities suitable for everyone’s taste.
  6. Lynmouth has a fascinating history.
  7. Secluded cliff location offers an escape from reality.
  8. Lynmouth is bursting with Victorian charm and architecture all surrounded by the most spectacular Exmoor landscape.
  9. Lynton and Lynmouth are linked by the cliff railway. Lynton is an attractive town offering a range of cafes, restaurants, tea shops, a cinema and arts and crafts shops. There is a farmers’ market on the first Saturday of every month in the town hall.
  10. Lynmouth is home to spots shrouded in history such as the Rhenish Tower which was originally built in 1860 by General Rawdon to store salt water for indoor baths.


Whether you are a walking enthusiast or simply want a breath of fresh air and a dose of the secluded countryside, Lynmouth’s array of paths offering both coast and moorland vistas will create ever-lasting memories and perfect bonding time for your family.


    • All aboard! Discover the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railways. This is a must for any family holiday in Lynmouth. The journey offers stunning views of the coast and countryside. Afterwards, you can experience a Devon cream tea in their shop looking out over the spectacular views.
    • Step into the footsteps of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Slip on those hiking boots and begin walking through The Coleridge Way with it’s stunning unspoilt and quiet landscape that inspired Coleridge to write some of his best poetry.
    • Visit Glen Lyn Gorge. The Gorge now provides hydroelectric power to the village and the woodland provides a low carbon fuel source.
    • Pack a picnic and explore Watersmeet. Owned by the National Trust, Watersmeet offers spectacular fauna alongside a river gorge, waterfalls and an ancient woodland.
    • Lynmouth National Park Centre. Equipped with high tech exhibition facilities, this centre is a learning hub about Exmoor National Park which is a wonderful way to engage children in learning about wildlife.
    • Challenge yourself to the Two Moors Way. The Two Moors Way is altogether a 117 miles of stunning vistas, of both Exmoor and Dartmoor and the North Coast and the South. It is perfect for long walkers or day walkers and Lynmouth marks the end of the Two Moors Way as it meets the Coleridge Way and the South West Coast Path.
    • Wander into the hidden garden of Middleham. Middleham Gardens remains as a memorial to the people who lost their lives in the 1952 flood and oversee a beautiful spot along the East Lyn River.
    • Competition time! Who is up for Golf? Visit Lynmouth Putting Golf for a memorable and affordable game of golf suitable for the whole family!
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