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Burgh Island

Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
44 1548 810514
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Ranked #23 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Islands
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A pretty spot and quite interesting to look around. The hotel on the island is quirky and the little pub is great for lunchtimes.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Despite being a themed Art Deco hotel, the real gem is is the staff. Their personal attention, courtesy and general attitude is excellent

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Even as the tide is coming in it is still possible to leave this island without resorting to the distinctive sea tractor which takes visitors to and from the very exclusive Burgh Island Hotel (not open to non-residents, annoyingly for fans of Agatha Christie such as my wife...). The issue we had with the sea tractor is that with our... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Its nice dont get me wrong, but views from Burgh Island are average, seen better elsewhere, Burgh Island has been ruined by the hotel, cant go here, cant go there in case a guest wants to.....get over yourselves! Pilchard inn is so unwelcoming and a total rip off! Avoid.....

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful place , well worth the hazardous trip there, very small roads, but the scenery was breath taking from the top of the island, would recommend a visit anytime just for the views.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Burgh Island is reached from Bigbury beach. It is only about 3 min walk. The tide comes in around it at high tide and you can get a sea tractor back if you get stuck. The tide was out the whole time we were there. If you have the energy to climb to the top (we didn't) I imagine the... More

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Gloucester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We visited Burgh Island last weekend while staying at Park Dean Challaborough, weather was boiling hot had a lovely walk from Challaborough to Burgh Island. The water was crystal clear and the views were great.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Burgh island as seen in Poirot series has 1950 style hotel on an island which can be accessed across beach at low tide. Island is quite small and wind swept if you climb to top and see ruin and out to sea view. To make things better - the Pilchard inn +_1300's serves its own beer and apart from hotel... More

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Harpenden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The island can be reached by walking on the beach when the tide is out. You wil need to be fairly fit to reach the top of the island but worth it for the views. The is a hotel, which looks like it has been there a long time and understand it is quite up market. Also there is pub... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Lovely and relaxed with a friendly little pub for light refreshments. Definitely worth a visit just for the scenery. A great day out.

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