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5. Lundy Island

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Lundy Island 

Try a real adventure and travel to Lundy Island by ship or helicopter! Lundy Island lies in the Bristol Channel, about 11 miles off the coast of North Devon. Three miles long and half a mile wide, this granite outcrop rises 400 feet above sea level and is a place of outstanding natural beauty, with tremendous views of England, Wales and the Atlantic. There are three lighthouses (two in use), a castle, church, shop, tavern, working farm, several handsome houses and cottages and a population of about 18.

Lundy offers a very rare experience. It is large enough to have a genuine life of its own, which visitors can share and enjoy, but small and far enough away to be a world apart and unspoilt. Activities on Lundy range from the adventurous, such as rock climbing or diving in the Marine Nature Reserve, to the more gentle pursuits of birdwatching, walking, socialising at the Marisco Tavern or simply relaxing in this remote and tranquil place.
 
There are 23 Landmarks on the Island, ranging from a stone cottage that sleeps just one person to a late Regency house that accommodates twelve. It is possible to stay at varying levels of price and comfort in a lighthouse, a castle, a converted pigsty or even on our campsite. Full details are available in The Landmark Trust Handbook or contact the Lundy Shore Office direct.
 
Helicopter
Winter breaks are available between November and the end of March. A helicopter service operating from Hartland Point on Mondays and Fridays at 12 noon allows visitors to reach the Island in time for lunch. The exhilarating flight provides spectacular views of Lundy and North Devon.

Ship
The MS Oldenburg is Lundy's own ship - fast, comfortable and built on traditional lines. Below decks she retains her original panelling and brass fittings, but has been skilfully modernised to provide heated saloons, bar, buffet, shop and information centre.

Lundy Island Address:   
Lundy Shore Office
The Quay
Bideford
Devon
EX39 2LY
England, UK

Lundy Island Opening Times:
Please phone for availability

Lundy Island Admission:
 
By Ship
Day Returns
Adult £32.50
Child £17.00
Infant (under 4 years) £5.00 
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £75.00

Period Return
Adult sailing £56.00
Child sailing £28.00
Infant sailing (under 4 years) £9.00

By Helicopter
Adult £95.00
Child £50.00
Infant (under 2 years old) NIL

Mastercard/Access, Switch, Visa and cheques accepted, please telephone, write, E-Mail or call into the Lundy Shore Office, The Quay, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2LY, +44 (0)1271 863636, or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Alternatively contact Tourist Information Centres in North Devon, North Cornwall and West Somerset.
 
Further Information
Discounts are available for Senior Citizens, Students, National Trust members, Groups, Schools and Coaches, on day return tickets only. From Bideford and Ilfracombe the sailing time is under two hours. Please be ready for boarding at least 45 minutes before departure time. The ship has a buffet, bar, shop, toilets, information centre and heated comfortable saloons.

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