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Lundy Island

Lundy Shore Office | The Quay, Bideford EX39 2LY, England
01271 863636
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Ranked #2 of 13 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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Dorset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just back from a short camping break on Lundy. Admittedly, we had near-perfect weather, but this was truly a magical experience. All the facilities are fine, but it is the place that makes it perfect. We read our books in deck chairs at the top of the old lighthouse; turned floundering sheep the right way up; brewed coffee on boldery... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

From the 2 hour boat trip from Ilfracombe to lundy what a day the crossing was smooth and clear even the steep walk from the dock to the top couldnt spoil it (my calfs are still hurting 2 days later) went September and had wonderful weather. To get to the top and walk, the boat dropped off over 250 people... More

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Others have praised Lundy far more eloquently than I could ever hope to, so instead of my own review (which would pretty much read like some teen fanboy rant about how lovely it is) here are a few pointers to help you enjoy your day/stay. The journey is two hours each way. Leaving from/returning to Bideford will give you longer... More

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Northampton
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you can face the long, steep trek up from the dock to the tavern, this is a very rewarding place for a day visit. Once you have achieved the climb, there are beautiful walks around the island. Highly recommend buying one of the pamphlets from the shop for 30p with a map to follow to ensure the best use... More

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lundy Island is without a doubt one of my favourite places to be. This was our second visit to the Island the first time staying (in Castle Keep North, reviewed separately) and it was just the most wonderful four days. The crossing on the Oldenburg adds to the sense of adventure and reading a bit about the history of the... More

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Hextable, Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our family of 5 including a toddler in a buggy had an enjoyable day on Lundy. I did ask at the shore office if a buggy was suitable and was told that once you've reached the top, then its flat and that people get by with Buggy's. I had to carry him for over 2 1/2 miles as there is... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I took my grandson,Jack, to Lundy Island, we went over on the ferry from Ilfracombe, it was 2 hrs each way. We were hoping to see dolphins but we were unlucky, however we did see seals on Lundy. The ferry crossing was lovely, Jack said it was his first sea voyage! We had 4 hours to spend on the island... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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