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Burgh Island

Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
44 1548 810514
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Ranked #24 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Islands
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Plymouth UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife treated me to a stay here a little while ago as a birthday treat. The hotel is very art deco - its main attraction. Be prepared to dress up for evening dinner - black tie. The food could be better. Our room looked tired and the art deco furniture could do with a tidy up. We met some... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you want a short walk with good views this island is great and the experience of going through the water at high tide on the tractor is fun! There is a pub on the island and if you are planning to walk the island then have a pint (which was our intention) be aware the pub isn't open to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lovely Room the Beach House but not 4 star, staff thought they were doing you a favour apart from a few. Food mediocre. Wouldnt go again apart from the views from the Beach House.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great for a walk and to enjoy the view but wear something thick. This can be very breezy but worth the effort to get to the top.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Enjoyed the walk over the sand however left feeling as if the average holiday maker was unwanted the Pilchard inn was quaint but the various signs say for Hotel Guests only, the closed gates and exclusive bar area made it feel unwelcoming. Would not repeat this looking from a distance was better than the close up.

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