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Bardsey Island

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Ranked #100 of 474 Attractions in North Wales
Type: Islands
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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I went on the boat trip to visit Bardsey Island. It was Colin's boat, and he was pleasant and helpful, and gave a very interesting and informative talk about the island and it's history. The crossing was interesting due to the geology evident in the rocks and the currents in the sound. The island itself is extraordinary. Arrival onto the... More

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A visit to the island is a must. The peace and quiet is tangible. A short boat trip (£30 pp) on Chris' twin hulled boat (the sea was very calm for our trips to and from the island) and we had four hours to spend wandering over the island and it is surprisingly large. Coffee and craft shop (drinks only... More

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed on the island just 1 night, which is unusual. There are several cottages that can be hired for a week or stay at the observatory. We stayed at the obs, as it is called. You have to take everything with you including bedding and all food. There are no shops, electricity for about 4 hours a day, outdoor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Looking forward to bank holiday weekend our 5th trip to this beautiful Island with the wonderful Skipper Colin, already booked seats, hoping the weather is suitable to travel, can't wait, would recommend this visit to others, a lovely experience.

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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visited this island off the coast of the Lleyn Peninsula North Wales. We set off of a small catamaran from an inlet along the coast from Aberdaron. 20 mins later we stepped off on Bardsey Island - what a beautiful relaxing sanctuary. It is a National Nature Reserve and owned & managed by the island's trust - a charity. Apart... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We took a boat trip over to Bardsey with the wonderful Colin, who, on the way home showed us seals, guillimots, razorbills, shags, puffins and an excellent sense of humour for free! Bardsey is a delightful and spiritual place. When we went , the sun shone, skylarks sang and wild flowers bloomed in profusion. We sat in the sun and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

For a truly wonderful day out ,take a 20 mins boat trip to Bardsey with Colin.He is based at Porth Meudwy near Aberdaron and charges £30 each for the 20 min journey.You then get 4 hrs to explore the island which is just right.The lighthouse,the seals on the rocks around it are a great starter,followed by tea in the farm... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Have just had one of the best days out ever. If you go to Bardsey for the day make sure that it is a good day as there is little shelter on the island and remember to take your own food and drink. There are some excellent walks and the wildlife is fascinating. The boat trip is excellent made better... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Bardsey is a beautiful, quiet, tiny island with easy walking, hundreds of seals and fantastic seascapes. One thing that neither the website nor booking forms tell you, though, is that the Bardsey Island Trust that owns the island has a policy of not cleaning the houses between lets. This means that the standard of cleanliness in each house is entirely... More

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Wonderful island to stay on, provided you prefer getting back to basics, and a slow pace of life, to mod cons. We stayed at Carreg Bach, pictured, and had a fantastic week.

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