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Lundy Island

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Address: Lundy Shore Office | The Quay, Bideford EX39 2LY, England
Phone Number: 01271 863636
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Swimming, Hiking
Description: Located off the coast of Devon, this granite outcrop lies between England...
Located off the coast of Devon, this granite outcrop lies between England and America and is famed for its marine reserve.
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We had been promising ourselves a visit to Lundy for several years but usually stayed on the South coast and considered it to be too long a journey to get to Bideford for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had been promising ourselves a visit to Lundy for several years but usually stayed on the South coast and considered it to be too long a journey to get to Bideford for the ferry early in the morning. Whilst staying more locally just after Easter we decided that we had the perfect opportunity and duly booked to take the... More 

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london
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The trip to Lundy Island, on a smallish boat on choppy seas, was a small adventure on its own. The boat is well equipped with a bar serving tea, coffee and soft drinks. Two hours after leaving Ilfracombe we docked at Lundy. A steep walk up from the dock, past the pub and a few buildings and we began our... More 

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Hoechst im Odenwald, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

the first two days it was very stormy. I have never met such a storm before! The ferry was cancelled and you really get the feeling what offshore means! I was born in Oldenburg/Germany and therefore it was an experience to meet and travel with a original german boat built in Bremen! I love to walk the main track and... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A fabulous 3 nights spent on the Island in Bramble Villa West. No TV or radio plus limited Moblie signals meant total peace and quiet as wanted. The wildlife is superb and we saw the puffins! The boat trip over was horrendous, many seasick, but not us, thanks to pills. Luckily we were helicoptered off the Island due to rough... More 

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Swindon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited Woolacombe at the weekend and decided last minute to do the day trip to Lundy, ticket office was closed (Saturday evening) but message on answerphone with clear instructions and advice for parking (£3.10 for the day!). As it was the 50th anniversary of the Landmark Trust @ Lundy the tickets were reduced to £25 each...bonus!! Arrived Sunday morning, booked... More 

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Weymouth
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A 2 night break on Lundy staying at the South Castle keep. Excellent accommodation with clean, tidy and cottage furniture. Food in the tavern was excellent and the shop stocked everything you need for 2-3 days. Weather was kind and Puffins were at Jenny's cove. Peregrines, seals and an abundance of other birds and wildlife. Even a cuckoo spotted not... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

For those of you that have looked from the North Devon coast across the water to Lundy Island and wondered whats its like then do yourself a favour and book a trip there. You won't regret a single minute of it. From the time you land to the time you leave the beauty of the place and its surroundings will... More 

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Balloch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Having heard so much about Lundy Island ,we decided to spend a weeks holiday there . After a splendid sail from Ilfracombe harbour aboard the SMS Oldenburg ,and taking in dolphins en route, we landed at the Island quay,and were given a warm welcome by the Island staff. After settling into our accommodation, we ate at the Marisco Tavern where... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Boat trip from Ilfracombe is about two hours. It is true that there are some norovirus concerns but the facilities are in place to deal with that. From the jetty to the village is a bit of a trek but then you would expect that from a cliftop type island. There was more equipment (farm machinery and such) on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lundy can be experienced by staying there, or by doing the day trip from Ilfracombe or Bideford. I turned up on spec at Ilfracombe, and, following the advice given, drove to the car park on the opposite side of he harbour, to park for £3 or so. Don't be fooled - it's a little walk back to the town and... More 

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