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Burgh Island

Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
44 1548 810514
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Ranked #28 of 117 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Islands
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

You can see why this would be the setting of an Agatha Christie novel, as it is so atmospheric! We parked in the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea and walked down to the sea tractor stop, which lies just at the bottom of the ramp leading to the beach. The sea tractor is quite something....a sort of shed on wheels....but travelling... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Spending a few days in Plymouth this week, we thought we would take the opportunity to visit Burgh island. Reading quite a few negative reviews on trip advisor - we thought we would go with the few positive ones! So happy we did, it was a great place to visit, great fun to explore - visited the Pilchard in -... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Views are great. Hotel not really open to public. Rather grotty pub is though. Get the traCtor and enjoy a bit of a fun trip. Worth going if in the area

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great if the weather is good but there isn't much to do other than walking the beach or the island which is small.

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Walton on thames
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The title says it all...great atmosphere, good food, expensive but worth it for a special occasion...they have tried very hard to make it special but not at all snooty which is very hard today....well done! We felt welcome from the moment we arrived and were picked up by the Geordie in the Discovery to the day we left (which sadly... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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