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Bardsey Island

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Ranked #188 of 418 attractions in North Wales
Type: Islands
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Go for a day, or stay for a week, this island is amazing. It's run by the Bardsey Island Trust. Go to get away from it all, to experience an old Welsh way of life, to see the wildlife ( on a recent day trip in June I saw seals, peregrines, choughs, guillemots, and an amazing pink carpet of thrift),... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

A trip by boat and a chance to spend a few hours on Bardsey is fab. Well worth the £30 for the boat trip. Colin the skipper is a character and knows the area very well - coming from a family linked to the island for 300 years. The journey took about 20 minutes with a talk on the island... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

We set off from Porth Meurdw, near Aberdaron. A beautiful little cove. We parked our car in the National Trust Car Park at the top of the hill. If you can not walk far try and make prior arrangements. The gate is usually locked and the walk is downhill to the cove takes a good five minutes. The boatman Colin... More

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