We offer a taxi pickup service to and from Taunton on all arrival days - picking up at 3.40 pm from the coach station or 4.00 pm from the railway station, and returning on departure mornings by about 11.30 am, or Sunday afternoons by 4.30 pm. At the railway station, please wait in the waiting area on Platform 2, and at the coach station, please wait in the waiting room. The cost is £18 each way, including 1 suitcase or holdall per person, and it must be pre-booked before your arrival date through the Booking Office.
|Carol's Private Hire:||01598 753501|
|Lyn Valley Taxi (Neil Davey)||01598 753800 or 07907 161666|
These directions assume you are coming from the rest of the UK via the M5 southbound. For detailed directions from your own home town to Lee Abbey, go to www.rac.co.uk and enter both your home postcode and our postcode EX35 6JJ in the Route Finder.
Note: The nearest fuel station at Barbrook, 2 miles from Lee Abbey, has irregular opening hours. The nearest 24-hour station is in Barnstaple.
Scenic coastal route (including the 1:4 Porlock Hill):
Leave the M5 at Junction 23 (Bridgwater) and join the A39 towards Williton and Minehead. Follow this road for approximately 50 miles to Lynmouth.
At Lynmouth, follow the road to Lynton.
Pass through the village of Lynton and into the spectacular Valley of Rocks (pictured above right). After this valley you will enter the Lee Abbey Estate and the main entrance is signposted on the right hand side.
Easier route on larger roads:
Leave the M5 at Junction 27 (Tiverton), and take the A361 towards Barnstaple. Just after South Molton, turn right onto the A399, signed Lynton.
At Blackmoor Gate, turn right onto the A39 and continue following signs to Lynton. On entering Lynton, you will come down a steep hill and round a tight right-hand hairpin bend.
Following this, turn left and then left again (both turnings signed “Valley of Rocks”). The road will go out of the village into a dramatic coastal valley (pictured above right). After this valley you will enter the Lee Abbey Estate and the main entrance is signposted on the right hand side.