Funded by Sir George Newnes and built by George Marks, the water-powered Cliff Railway has been taking people between Lynton and Lynmouth since 1890. It is said to be one of the world's most spectacular railway rides. Opening times vary.
The Valley of the Rocks is a dry valley that runs parallel to the coast in North Devon, just 10 minutes from the hotel. With amazing rock formations, stunning cliff views, wild ponies, the resident herd of feral goats and what has to be the most picturesque cricket ground in the country!
The grade II listed former Methodist Chapel in Lynton houses an intimate modern cinema, opening in the spring of 2001, seating only 68 persons, comfortable seats with plenty of leg room has been provided, Dolby SR sound, full air conditioning in the summer months and full central heating in the winter, running as near release films as possible and special presentations throughout the year. Full disabled access and toilet is provided.
Lynton with its population of 2,000 people is as far as we know, the smallest town in the country to have a full time cinema.
Dunster is a spectacular 40-minute drive from Lynton along the Exmoor coast into Somerset.
Well worth a visit for the ancient castle with fine interiors and sub-tropical gardens. We recommend a circular drive, back through the middle of Exmoor, and the picturesque village of Porlock, stopping off at our sister hotel Miller's Bistro to enjoy a well earned pint or afternoon tea.
If wheels are your thing, then Exmoor has some of the most varied cycle trails in the country including the 'Tarka Trail', following the route of the famous book Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson. Cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the steep climbs and heart stopping downhill's, set amid the most spectacular scenery.
Home to some of the most spectacular shoots in the country, Exmoor's drastically sharp landscape and open moorland is the perfect recipe for some very good sport. Whether it is at partridge, pheasant or clays you are aiming at, you are guaranteed an unforgettable day.
With miles of rights of way, the South West Coast Path and stunning Watersmeet Valley on our doorstep you are spoilt for choice; walks across wild open moorland, strolls along hidden valley bottoms, alongside burbling streams and rushing rivers, or imagine yourself walking back in history by exploring the country of Lorna Doone.
North Devon has some of the finest beaches in the British Isles. We are fortunate to have some of the best beaches close at hand. Woolacombe - one of the world's top ten beaches - stretches for over three miles, and is about half an hour away by car. Saunton Sands - five miles of golden sands backed by the unique dunes of Braunton Burrows. Croyde - a picturesque Devon village fronted by another Blue Flag beach favoured by surfers. Off the beaten track you will find some beautiful bays and coves just waiting to be discovered.
A combination of beautiful scenery and clean fresh air makes fishing the rivers and streams on Exmoor an unchallengeable delight. Excellent sea fishing is also available for free (except for lost tackle!) along much of the coast with catches of bass, cod, whiting, conger and skate all reported. Joining an escorted boat fishing trip can be a more reliable way to catch sea fish and there are many trips to choose from at very reasonable prices.
Hunting on Exmoor has been taking place for hundreds of years, and is an integral part of its way of life. An incredible way to experience the dramatically beautiful countryside, whilst being spoilt for choice of who to follow, as there are three working Staghound packs, and six working Foxhound packs.
A ride on Exmoor may travel over the spectacular heather clad moorland, through ancient oak woodlands, along tumbling river valleys or through some of Exmoor's unique farmland. You will get closer to nature and are more likely to see the Exmoor's wildlife when riding on a horse, such as the red deer, and Exmoor ponies. If you’re really lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the Exmoor beast!
The North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning coastal area which is nationally protected for the beauty of its landscape. It is at the heart of North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and covers 171 km sq of the coastal landscape from Marsland Mouth on the Cornish border to Combe Martin on the boundary of Exmoor National Park.
Exmoor has been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe (only the second in the world)!
A view of the stars is a view of our natural heritage and a spectacular quality of Exmoor’s night time landscape. Dark night skies are a declining resource, threatened by development and the effects of intrusive artificial lighting. To help protect Exmoor’s natural environment the National Park Authority aims to achieve International Dark Sky Reserve status, an award administered by the International Dark Skies Association (IDA). Through careful management of artificial lighting the darkness of the night can be protected with benefits to wildlife, people and our natural environment
On Exmoor it is still possible to find tranquility and peace as well as rediscover your sense of adventure; to catch a glimpse of wild red deer, be amazed by dark skies full of stars and explore villages full of character.
Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.
Planning a group get away? Miller's at the Tors is situated on the A39 on some of the best driving roads in the country. With two large carparks, we are the perfect base - from large touring groups to small getaways.