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Lundy Island

Lundy Shore Office | The Quay, Bideford EX39 2LY, England
01271 863636
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Bideford
Type: Islands
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Swimming, Hiking
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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Retford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Family of 5 really enjoyed this. helped by calm weather - saw a dolphin and seals. The tour walk is worth taking to see where the cave is and hear the island's history and marine importance.Had a good meal and a few drinks in the Tavern. Very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went on a day trip last year and then stayed a few nights this year. It's a relaxing and beautiful place. Some people go for the birds, but we were happiest just walking about. The back end of the island is almost empty and close to paradise. Great pub too.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great day out and a must do if the weather is good. Nice to have the freedom to wander around the island. Boat trip was great and good value for the price.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a special place Lundy Island is. I wasn't expecting to love it the way I did. The island with nothing there but so much to do, I have to go back again and stay in one of the little cottages and just enjoy the wildlife and peace.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived at Ilfracombe at 0845 and awaited the opening of the booking office at 0900. Here we collected our pre booked tickets( strongly recommended to pre book as the boat holds between 250 and 260 passengers) the Oldenburg left at 1000 for Lundy Sundays crossing was rather choppy and some passengers didn't fair well. The landing is smooth and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Before I start, I just want to say that I just don't get some of the reviews on here at all. Why do some people bother going? I would think that before you go anywhere most people would do a little research or even get a leaflet explaining what is on Lundy and what you can see while there. And... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have lived opposite Lundy Island for years. Always view it from the breathtaking countryside of Hartland but never been. So the family all went (Grandparents, children and all) we enjoyed our boat trip across where we viewed dolphins and then enjoyed our walk up the cliff side of Lundy and enjoyed our whole day. Want to go back and... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had been looking forward to visiting Lundy for as long as I can remember and seeing Puffins, whales and dolphins. Unfortunately unless you get really lucky all you are really likely to see is sheep and seagulls. And get wet and cold. Also it is 2 hours by sea each way and at 70 ponds sterling

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devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

On landing at around 11am we set off towards the north of the island following the slightly meandering west path as recommended in the brochure. We didn't walk quickly and had time to climb the old lighthouse on the way. Returning south on the central path got us back to the Marisco Tavern at around 2-30 which meant there was... More

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We caught the MS Oldenburg for a daytrip from Ilfracombe and it was definitely worth the 2 hour journey! Lundy is a magnificent Island with stunning views, fascinating wildlife, and a bit of history. Make sure you take a good camera with a zoom lens though - we only saw 2 Puffins with our binoculars and camera zoom but going... More

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