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The seal choir on Bardsey Island was the best concert this year!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
Susan W
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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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18 helpful votes 18 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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Rotherham
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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