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Lynton and West Somerset Railway

Overview

Travel by Coach 0 Days
  • Journey aboard the West Somerset Railway
  • Relax and take in the scenery
  • Explore popular Minehead
  • Trip to bustling Barnstaple
  • Relax in Lynton

Once known as the ‘Little Switzerland of England’, Lynton is set in an amazingly beautiful part of the country with colourful heather set against spectacular cliff faces and tumbling waterfalls cascading their way down to the sea.


This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One - Home to Lynton
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Lynton, where we’ll check in to the Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Four - Lynton
We spend the next three days in Lynton enjoying two excursions discovering the best of the north Devon coast. 

We travel just along the coast to the town of Minehead where we will join the West Somerset Railway. Travelling along the Quantock Hills through upland scrubland seeing beautiful sights from the vintage railway which will roll back the years.

We also visit the town of Barnstaple, a great place for a little retail therapy at the famous Pannier Market and also a great place to sample the local seafood.

The other day will be free for you to spend as you choose. Feel free to relax in and around the hotel, or explore the many coastal paths that run through Lynton.  (B,D)

Day Five - Lynton to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Valley of Rocks Hotel

Lynton

  • A Bay Preferred hotel – find out more here
  • Set high above the North Devon cliffs above a beautiful harbour that has a number of charming shops and cafes
  • Enjoy fantastic views across the harbour from superior rooms
  • Discover amazing coastal walks in either direction along the South West Coast Path

Stay at the heart of a national nature reserve among the amazing scenery of the North Devon coast with views over the harbour and plenty of cafes and shops to enjoy nearby.

The Valley of the Rocks is located in the quaint village of Lynton with a number of independent shops to explore locally. It’s a great place to take in some stunning coastal scenery, being set in Exmoor National Park right on the South West Coast Path which takes in nearby Foreland Point and the Valley of Rocks after which the hotel is named.

The hotel is the perfect place to explore Exmoor national park, a wild landscape with a huge and varied amount of wildlife and unique dark moorland. Take a trail up to one of the park’s many hills where you can see great views over this stunning landscape and out to sea.

In the hotel you can upgrade to a standard plus or superior room, which will not only give you increased space and comfort but also great views over Lynmouth Bay. The restaurant serves sumptuous meals for breakfast and in the evening while midday meals are available in the bar area.

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: West Somerset Railway And Minehead

Excursion travelling across Exmoor to join the West Somerset Railway. Take in the glorious scenery as we gently roll back the years on our journey beside the Quantock Hills. We also enjoy free time in the popular seaside resort of Minehead.

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Half Day: Barnstaple

We take an excursion to the attractive market town of Barnstaple, North Devon’s oldest and largest town, nestling in the Taw Valley. Take a walk up to the top of the mount that used to house Barnstaple Castle for a great view of the town and the River Taw winding its way towards the Bristol Channel. Alternatively the town’s museum is free to enter and houses a huge number of interesting items from the history of North Devon.

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