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Burgh Island

Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
44 1548 810514
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Ranked #27 of 120 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Islands
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Having read the other reviews, the wife and I elected to sit up in the cafe and enjoy the view of the island / hotel rather than trek over and feel unwelcome - we could see visitors crossing, then being 'forced' to walk where allowed - ie not in the hotel grounds, which seems to be 50% of the island.... More

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Had the most brilliant day there. You would think you were on a desert island. If you want to be totally spoilt with wonderful food this is the place for you. Jolly expensive though although I'm glad to say I wasn't paying!

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Preston, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Looks spectacular from a distance but not worth the walk. We walked across the beach to visit the island with my 85-year old mother in law, who needed a rest on arrival but we were met with notices banning all but residents from the one and only pub, ropes across all the benches to prevent anyone from sitting down, and... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really want to stay at the island hotel, and of course have a drink in the Pub on the island 'The Pilchard'. A really different place to stay...

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Rochester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I expected more to look at but once I walked round I thought is that it!!!!` The hotel is not open to non residents which is a shame but the little pub was nice.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely food, wine and service. Thoroughly enjoyed. Dined both Friday and Saturday, used the Pilchard Inn on Saturday lunchtime.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have been twice to this fabulous place and this time I was lucky enough to see the water rising by the minute. We had to wade through the water to get from the Hotel to the car park - is was fun. Pilchard Inn delicious Pimms. Amazing walks on the island, just be careful as there is a steep... More

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Clevedon, somerst
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The island is very peaceful and provides a place to escape from the crowds. Not for the feint hearted as there as some precarious drops so it could be very dangerous for children! Surrounded by clear seas and sandy beach, a haven for all sun, sea and sand lovers.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Today I went with my family to Burgh Island on the sea tractor having been staying in Bigbury all week. On our journey there we were charged for just the adults, and told the return trip would be 20mins later. Just over an hour later someone ambled down to take us and others waiting back, my baby daughter crying from... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

WE were staying on the island, a unique experience. So lovely to wander around, have a wee snifter in the Pilchard Inn and just get the feeling of tranquillity. Highly recommend it. The sea tractor is worth a go!

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