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Lundy Island

Address: Lundy Shore Office | The Quay, Bideford EX39 2LY, England
Phone Number: 01271 863636
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Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Bideford
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Swimming, Hiking
Owner description: Located off the coast of Devon, this granite outcrop lies between England and America and is famed...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Swimming, Hiking
Owner description: 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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Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been here many times but to truly appreciate the island you must stay. Great pub has its own beer . Seals common and grey but its the birds thst make it. Puffin are the highlight but being an island anything can drop in. Sit up top on the oldenburg and keep your eye on the horizon but if its... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I arranged a surprise Valentines weekend visit with the Landmark Trust flying over by helicopter. For those not aware the Trust have for 50 years preserved and restored many buildings and funded that by renting them out. Early in the Trusts life they took over the running of the island and have done an amazing job of restoring and adding... More 

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Derek G, General Manager at Lundy Island, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review from which I was pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your stay on Lundy. I was sorry however to hear that you had a problem with the temperature of the Lighthouse on arrival and we're looking into why your property was cold. Please be assured that we don't have a policy of switching off... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Been many times and stayed in all except Millcombe , Hammeners and the old light where my favourite stays. The old school a close second. Pub is friendly and the real hub of the island. Lower east path is spectacular in the summer and pondsbry in the winter.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Spent our second ever week on Lundy this summer. A truly unique destination. If the idea of sailing in a small (but beautiful) 1940s boat to a tiny, fairly wild and often foggy / windy island in the middle of the Bristol Channel, home to seals, puffins, dolphins etc. appeals to you then Lundy may be the place to visit.... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A truly wonderful place. From the helicopter to get us there, to the marvellous food & drink in the Marisco tavern. Our accommodation in the lovely Castle keep cottage was so cosy & warm thanks to the wenlock coal stove. Brilliant blue sky & 14 degrees on the 1st of December was an added bonus. This place is so well... More 

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Sallins
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to celebrate a significant birthday with a friend and a group of her friends in Lundy and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable trips I have had. We stayed in the rather grand Millcombe House which overlooked the dock where the Oldenberg would come in on occasion... More 

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Bideford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Me and my partner went to Lundy by Helicopter, and stayed in one of the high standard self catering properties for a short break. A lovely island, peaceful, great walking and wildlife. Pub is cosy with good basic food. The Lundy Lamb is definitely a dish I will be having again.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lundy- Castle cottage in November. Stunning views as ever, wild weather, and that feeling of cosines you get with a coal fired stove inside a solid granite cottage with a storm outside. Lundy in the summer is beautiful, full of flowers and wildlife: in the winter it is a special place- but it's not a national trust tea garden. It's... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a lovely week again (albeit one day later than planned!) we had in the barn as the Lundy Field Society descended on Lundy Island once again. A fab time was had by all and couldn't have asked for more from our stay. The barn was spacious and clean and everyone enjoyed their sleep in the lovely warm beds, although... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The weather was beautiful, the reception was great, the Old Light, Old Light Cottage, and Stoneycroft were all ready for us and in perfect condition. Everything was excellent, never to be forgotten!! A marvellous experience for adults and children alike: 13 of us!! The food and wine from the marisco Tavern was excellent. The shop held everything we needed plus... More 

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