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- Staying in the Area
- Visitor and Tourist Information
- Other Railways
- L&B Photo Galleries and other Resources
- Supporting the L&B
Local Accommodation Addresses
- Bampfield Farm Cottages
Where holiday memories are made. Tranquil, secluded and set in acres of beautiful countryside. The beaches of North Devon and the rare beauty of Exmoor are just minutes away.
- Bumble Cottage
A cosy cottage in Combe Martin
- Caffyns Farm Camping
136 acres of secluded camping and caravanning, with on-site facilities, close to the former L&B station at Caffyns.
- Coastal Fringes Guest House
Offering bed and breakfast accommodation in Ilfracombe, this is an ideal place to use as a base to tour the jewel-box of delights available only in North Devon.
- Chough's Nest Hotel
A charming and unique, family-run hotel located on North Walk and the coastal path. Within easy reach of Lynton and Lynmouth, you can enjoy a restful stay in rooms which feature the best sea views of Lynmouth Bay and the Bristol Channel beyond.
- The Denes (L&B Corporate Supporter)
An attractive Edwardian house situated in Lynton, a mere stone’s throw from the entrance to the Valley of Rocks. Offering immediate access to picturesque walks and cycling routes throughout Exmoor National Park, as well as a comfortable place of refuge at the end of the day. Open from February half-term until the end of November each year.
- Fox & Goose (L&B Corporate Supporter)
Local Ales, good food, cosy rooms, and a warm welcome await you at this proper Exmoor inn. The Fox and Goose is an imposing Victorian building containing genuine artifacts producing a quaint and relaxed style. The pub is food-led with all menu items produced in-house with as many ingredients as possible sourced locally. Serves real ales, local cider and a good selection of wines. Open most days throughout the year.
- Highcliffe House
Highcliffe House was built circa 1880 by reputable Victorian architect/engineer, Bob Jones, who also built Lynton Town Hall and the Cliff Railway. Six five-star luxury Bed and Breakfast rooms are available.
- Highfield House (L&B Corporate Supporter)
Your hosts, Jaye and Keith, have lived, loved, and worked in this area for many years. In 2017 they moved from Twitchen Farm, an 8 guest-room farmhouse, to Highfield House, Parracombe. The 1980s brutalist building required modernising, but this work was completd ready for their first guests, in April 2019.
- Kentisbury Grange
Only a mile from the former L&B station at Blackmoor Gate, Kentisbury Grange is a spiritual retreat centre, offering its grounds for weddings, celebrations and a wide variety of events.
- Lee House
Situated in the heart of the beautiful Exmoor National Park town of Lynton on Lee Road, With a private car park, WIFI, south facing sun-terrace and guest sitting room. There are many wonderful walks around Lynton and Lynmouth, including the South West Coast Path along the spectacular North Devon coastline, the Valley Of Rocks and Watersmeet or taking a ride on Lynton & Lynmouth's unique cliff railway.
- Longmead House
A fine Victorian Home away from Home in the heart of Lynton offering elegance and beauty both inside and out. A suprising feature is the fireplace from George Newnes' Hollerday House.
- Lower Campscott Farm
Eight spacious 4 star graded cottages & lodges by the sea in an idyllic rural farm location. Family-friendly near Woolacombe on the North Devon Coast.
- Lynton Cottage Hotel (L&B Corporate Supporter)
A country house hotel idyllically positioned on North Devon's breathtaking coastline. 500 feet above sea level, with glorious panoramic sea views over the Bristol Channel. Located in the heart of Exmoor, with dramatic scenery.
- Maddox Down Farm Holidays
A working farm, with the traditional stone barns converted to cottages in keeping with the area. Situated in a quiet Hamlet with stunning views over the Countryside, quiet and completely rural and only 2 miles from Exmoor National Park.
- Martinhoe Cleave Cottages
A choice of thee one-bedroomed cottages in a beautiful setting on the side of the Heddon Valley. Dogs welcome at no extra charge.
- Moorlands Hotel (L&B Corporate Supporter)
The former Woody Bay Station Hotel is just a short walk away from the railway and unsurprisingly the nearest place to stay when visiting the railway.
- North Cliff Hotel (L&B Corporate Supporter)
The North Cliff Hotel has some of the finest views of the North Devon coastline. It is in a peaceful position some 500 feet above sea level and just 200 metres from Lynton, on the well known North Walk, overlooking Lynmouth Bay with its stunning headland, the beautiful Watersmeet Valley,.
- Osborne Hotel, Ilfracombe
Where a traditional warm welcome awaits.
- Prime Spot Cottages
A seaside or a country holiday? You can enjoy both in North Devon and Exmoor. Choose from three holiday cottages in either Lynton, Lynmouth or Combe Martin.
- Robin Hill Farm Cottages
Six high quality farm holiday cottages with excellent all-weather leisure facilities including swimming pool. Located in a peaceful green hidden valley three miles from Bideford, only 30 minutes drive to the railway.
- Shelley’s Hotel
Located in the heart of Lynmouth in an enviable location overlooking the bay.
- Sinai House (L&B Corporate Supporter)
Built in 1850 as a gentleman’s residence for the Lord Mayor of London, Sinai House|LS|L&B Corporate Supporter|RS| in Lynton became a hotel in the 1930’s and a guest house in the 1960’s. The house is built into a hillside and offers the most incredible sea views over to the coast of Wales and across to Exmoor and Countisbury Hill.
- Sunnyside Farm
Self-catering holiday cottage set in 25 acres of farmland in a secluded Exmoor valley on the edge of the village of Parracombe 10 minutes away from the railway.
- St Vincent Guest House
One of the most beautiful grade II listed buildings in Lynton. This Georgian house is full of history, character and charm. You can spend a relaxing and peaceful break in the heart of the Exmoor National Park where we are just two minutes away from the Lynton–Lynmouth. Book direct for best deals!
- The Old Cottage
Delightful detached thatched holiday cottage with a wealth of character in 4.5 acres of private land close to Holsworthy with pleasant countryside views and a rural location. Children and dogs welcome.
- Woodlands Guest House
A luxury boutique bed and breakfast overlooking the beautiful West Lyn Valley on Exmoor. The perfect place for couples to retreat.
- Vanstones Cottage
A holiday cottage near Hartland, North Devon owned by an L&B Trust member. Mention the L&B website when booking to claim 10% off the cost of your stay.
- Yarn Market Hotel
An independent family-run hotel situated in the medieval village of Dunster - offers a warm welcome to all who want to enjoy the magnificent surroundings of Exmoor and West Somerset.
- Cornwall Lodges
A great selection of lodges and log cabins located throughout Cornwall and a few over the border in equally stunning Devon.
- Devon Holiday Accommodation
Browse through their range of Devon holiday cottages, hotels, holiday parks and self-catering properties to find your ideal Devon get-away.
- Devon Holiday Cottages
Self-catering, holidays, Camping, Holidays, Touring, hotels, bed and breakfast in North Devon.
- Devon Holiday Directory
Self-catering, B&B, Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Campsites and Touring Parks accommodation in Devon.
- Exmoor Park
"Where the countryside meets the sea". Self-catering cottages, bed and breakfast, hotels, inns, B&B, caravan and camp sites in Noth Devon and West Somerset.
- Hot Tub Hideaways
Log cabins, lodges and cottages with hot tubs. Affordable holiday accommodation with the added luxury of your own private jacuzzi to relax in.
- Let’s Stay Devon
Devon holidays, cottages and accommodation including places to stay on Dartmoor, Exmoor & more.
- Marsdens Devon Cottages
An independent family run business, offering high-quality self-catering cottages in Devon & Exmoor
- Railway Station Cottages
Railway Station Cottages provides a fully searchable information portal of self-catering holidays in railway cottages, carriages and stations across the UK
- Woolacombe Cottages
We are a family run business that has been helping people to explore and enjoy North Devon for over 15 years. Offering a selection of self-catering holiday accommodation in North Devon.
- Day out with the kids
Find other places to visit with your family, in North Devon and all over the UK
- Everything Exmoor
A non-commercial community website with a vast array of information about Exmoor. Encyclopaedia pages, photos, business listings, tourist information and an events calendar.
- Exmoor Holiday Guide
Packed with information about Exmoor Holiday Accommodation and Tourism to help you enjoy your holiday
- Lynton & Lynmouth Tourist Information Centre
For local visitor information as well as accommodation booking in and around the picturesque and unique twin villages. Invite you to explore and discover what makes North Devon & Exmoor so special.
- Visit Devon
Devon’s official tourist information site. Find things to do in Devon, what’s on, restaurants, itineraries, areas to visit and leisure activities
- Visit England
The official website for tourism in England
- Visit Exmoor
Your Gateway to Exmoor on the Internet
- UK Heritage Railways
Links to all other UK Heritage Railways.
- Bideford Railway Heritage Centre
The centre manages both Bideford station and Instow signal box, both on the old "Tarka Line" from Barnstaple to Bideford.
- Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Welsh Narrow Gauge - The workshops at Boston Lodge recently built LYD - a replica L&B Manning Wardle locomotive, as well as the underframes for the L&B heritage carriages.
- Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Also built by Sir George Newnes, the cliff railway is an excellent example of Victorian engineering still in daily use today.
- Launceston Steam Railway
Our nearest narrow-gauge neighbours in Cornwall - an excellent little railway.
- Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A line not unlike our own running as it does through glorious countryside. The Membership and Donation pages for the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway can be found here .
- West Somerset Mineral Railway
The West Somerset Mineral Railway Project is run by a consortium of local and national partners under the leadership of the Exmoor National Park Authority. It received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in December 2007 for a programme which was completed in summer 2010.
- West Somerset Railway
Our standard-gauge near neighbours in Somerset. The WSR Supporters' Association also have their own websites, here and here.
- National Preservation
An active forum covering all aspects of railway preservation, includes L&B RSS feeds.
- Blogspot: Mike Bayly
Mike, a British ex-pat. now living in the USA, is blogging his attempt to scratch-build "The most accurate 4mm scale model of Lynton station that has so far been built".
- Blogspot: David Prime
David first built his model of Lynton Station in 2001. His blog records his refurbishment and updating of the original layout .
- L&B Group on Flickr
Mark Simon has created this group on Flickr to highlight his and other supporters' photos of the L&B. The group currently contains over 900 images, dating from the 1960s to today. (A Yahoo! account may be needed to view these images)
- Clive Roper took these photos at the 2011 Autumn Gala.
- Wikipedia has a number of articles featuring the L&B. Whilst the information isn't guaranteed, L&B supporters regularly monitor the pages to keep them as up-to-date and as accurate as possible.
- The 762 Club
'Recreating locomotive history in Devon' - an L&B project to rebuild one of the original line's steam locomotives.
- Exmoor Associates
An independent project set up to obtain funds and purchase the original trackbed solely for the eventual reinstatement of the L&B Railway.
- Yeldham Transport Museum
'Yeldham Transport Museum, based in a second world war aircraft hangar in Essex, is home to the L&B Essex Group's ambitious carriage restoration project.
- Spend and Raise
This online affiliate site allows the L&B to earn money from every online purchase you make - at NO cost to you - from a wide range of household-name stores. Ideal for Christmas shopping, major purchases, and even your weekly groceries!
Yes, Woody Bay has it's very own "Twitter" presence! For the latest "Tweet", about events and happenings at Woody Bay, and tweets from some of our followers.
The L&B has its own corporate page on Facebook - see here for the latest announcements, news and views.
- Facebook group
There is also a Facebook group dedicated to general discussions about the L&B.
- My train ticket
Online retailer selling tickets for all UK train companies to all National Rail destinations. Booking ahead can save (on certain routes up to 80%) compared to buying at the station on the day of departure.