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Beckoning you are the glorious silver and green canopied walks to Watersmeet, the Valley of Rocks, the Doone Valley, Woody Bay and Brendon. The Captain’s House is an ideal starting point for more adventurous tours of Exmoor, visit Dunster Castle, Porlock, Selworthy, Horner Woods and ancient Tarr Steps; overall a stunning landscape. A short trip on the steepest railway in the world takes you soaring 500 feet to our twin village of Lynton, commanding spectacular views of our Heritage Coast, with the highest sea cliffs in England. Gaze across the Bristol Channel to Wales where a string of glistening lights appear in the evenings

No stay at The Captain’s House is complete without a boat trip along our rugged coastline. Perched above the crashing waves are nestling colonies of gulls, razorbills and guillemots. A visit to the mysterious Lundy Island, once a pirates’ kingdom witnessing many a dastardly deed, is a must.

A famous footpath which passes in front of The Captain’s House in Lynmouth is the “South West Coastal Path National Trail” – with a top recommendation printed in the best selling traveler’s book “Unforgettable Walks Before You Die” by Clare Jones and Steve Watkins. Authors quote: “The North Devon stretch which takes you over Exmoor (Lynmouth) is probably our favourite.” So whilst staying here at The Captain’s House get walking and judge for yourself, “ truly unforgettable,”
“Out of this world,” Elsie Pearce.

“The Captain’s House” in Lynmouth is a popular choice for overseas visitors who need a central base to explore Britain’s favourite holiday peninsula. Take many a day trip from here to discover Daphne du Maurier’s Fowey, Polperro, The Eden Project and Tintagel in Cornwall. Discover the Georgian & Roman culture of Bath, or Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace in Exeter City, all near by.

Don’t forget Glastonbury and a climb up the Tor; take in the healing waters of the magical spring at the Chalice Well: allegedly the last resting place of the Holy Grail. Also visit the grave in Glastonbury Abbey ruins of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Nearby are the geological marvels of Wookey Hole within Cheddar Caves and Gorge.

You could also visit Bristol and see Isambard Kingdom Brunell’s amazing Clifton Suspension Bridge, and no visit would be complete without going to the docks to see the world’s first metal ship the SS Great Britain (now open to the public fully restored.)

For more about the local area with it’s fantastic attractions and things to do, take a look at the pages of the Visit Lynton & Lynmouth website.