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Address: | The Quay, Lundy Shore Office, Bideford EX39 2LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863636
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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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My Weekend Away On Lundy

I needed a weekend away from everything and wanted a dark sky place. Lundy seemed a good choice. Thanks to all that had posted previous reviews so I knew what to expect. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
jonskids
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Bristol
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Bristol
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I needed a weekend away from everything and wanted a dark sky place. Lundy seemed a good choice. Thanks to all that had posted previous reviews so I knew what to expect. The helicopter flight from Hartland was 'interesting' (it reversed off the mainland due to the wind direction). Overall the departure was well organised and no issues (they will... More 

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north devon
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff outing , and what a great day we had, loved the ferry ride , saw dolphins, ans seals frolicking in the bay, had great walks around Lundy and a great meal in the pub. Would like to go back and stay over...

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Thank its0nlyan0pini0n
Reading, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Lundy on a day trip, the weather was very good so we enjoyed the walk and had a excellent meal at the Marisco Tavern, the only pub on the island. A word of warning the walk up from the dock is quite strenuous, but worth it. Will definitely be going back

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Thank Kayjay200
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I may not be the person to write a review for this truly wonderful place. My grandparents once owned the Marisco Tavern. It was a piece of history, it was beautiful. Now it's a shell of the original, gutted in order to get more people in and make more money At what cost? At the cost of losing the magic... More 

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

I was sorry to hear that the changes made to the Marisco in the 1970's are not to your liking, however, all of the original features and artifacts from earlier era's remain for visitors to enjoy today. The tavern was extended in the 70's after Lundy's future was uncertain and the Landmark Trust undertook to manage the Island, restoring and... More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We are gradually working our way through the different accommodations on Lundy - so far we have stayed in Milcombe House, The Old Light and Quarters on different visits with Marisco Castle and Tibbetts high on the return visit list. This little island has so much natural wildlife, history and wonderful views associated with it - fantastic rugged coast lines... More 

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Travelled on the "Oldenburg" to Lundy on the first day of October. Quite choppy, for a couple of hours, but enjoyable. Not for everyone mind. Quite a number of folks were obviously not seafairers. Not a day for day trippers as they had to do the journey twice in one day. A brisk climb to the top of the island,... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What a fantastic few days, free from phones, internet and tv! the island crew are a very pleasant bunch of people and looked after us really well. The food in the Marisco Tavern is first class, the evening menu changes every evening - the cooks really know their stuff! Beware! on the rare occasion a mobile phone does work on... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Next year will be my third visit to the beautiful Lundy Island. For those that have mentioned that you can see all the attractions of Lundy in half a day, I say, 'get a life'. Perhaps they can't exist without a mobile phone stuck to their ear. O.k the positives. The little shop is brilliant. If you have any foody... More 

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Widemouth Bay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Our Day Crossing was cancelled after getting up at 7am and making the trek. At no time were we text or called to say t had been cancelled and I every checked the day before and everything was fine. The weather was cloudless skies and a light breeze. It was an idyllic day however at 9am the boat was cancelled.... More 

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

I'm sorry we had to cancel your trip at short notice and the obvious inconvenience caused. Unfortunately sailings to Lundy at the beginning of October were adverslly affected by persistent strong Eastery winds which restrict landing on the Island to low tides only. As both Bideford and Ilfracombe are sheltered from Easterly winds, conditions 23 miles out to sea can... More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Now on booking it was explained to me that if the sea state was too rough then the captain wouldn't sail and the trip would be postponed. Unfortunately this wasn't the case. The boat wasn't prepared to deal with what happened due to the chaos. I'd advise to only book this trip if you are sure of an easy crossing.... More 

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