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Visit North Devon's most amazing tourist attraction Lundy Island. Season by season, from dawn to dusk, visitors to Lundy are offered endless interest and delight.MS Oldenburg departs daily from Ilfracombe Pier and Bideford Quay (only a 10 mile drive from Barnstaple) from mid March to October. Or travel by helicoptor from Hartland Point from November to mid March.

North Devon's Most Amazing
Tourist Attraction

LUNDY ISLAND

Season by season, from dawn to dusk the visitor on Lundy is offered endless interest and delight.

Tel: 01271 863636.


An island of contrast Lundy has dramatic terrain, on the west side, exposed to theAtlantic, there are high rugged cliffs. On the east side sheltered from the prevailing wind the coastline is gentler with grassy slopes and trees. 

For a day out to remember, book a trip on MS Oldenburg, departing from Ilfracombe Pier and Bideford Quay and visit the spectacular tourist attraction, Lundy Island. MS Oldenburg is a handsome and graceful vessel, fast and comfortable, built on traditional lines. Having been skilfully modernised to provide heated salons, bar, buffet, shop and information centre

MS Oldenburg, takes visitors for both a day out to Lundy Island or for those that wish to stay longer can do so at many of Lundy Islands restored buildings now used as comfortable holiday accommodation. Sailings commence from mid March to October, and helicoptor flights from Hartland Point take you to the Island November to mid March. contact Lundy Shore Office 01271 863636 for more details.

Lundy Island

Once you arrive at Lundy Island, you will understand why the island draws people staying in and around Barnstaple and North Devon, back time and time again.

With magnificent scenery that will take your breath away, bountiful flora and fauna Lundy Island will leave you feeling so relaxed as you steadily explore its lenght and breadth. A day trip to Lundy Island may never be enough so why not come and stay in one of a number of self catering holiday accommodations. Just call the Lundy Shore Office for availability 01271 863636.

This tourist attraction caters exceptionally well to the needs of both the " day trip " or " long stay " visitor with the Lundy Shop, providing everything you would need for your trip. The Marisco Inn is the focal point of the Island, providing fine dinning, a wonderful atmosphere and superb selection of wines.

Your day out, mid week or weekend break can be as relaxed or as action packed as you want. With plenty for the children to see and do from walking, climbing, snorkelling, diving and much more, you will wonder how you will fit everything in. Its possible to snorkel in sheltered coves and book onto guided walks so you make the most of the wildlife that surrounds the island. Call 01271 863636 for details on activities that are available to book. 

Some history:.............After an appeal the National Trust bought the island for the Nation in 1969, which was under written by the Landmark Trust. They now manage and maintain the island, and have lovingly restored its remarkable buildings to create character holiday accommodation. Lundy offers visitors an extraordinary range of buildings in which to stay, from a thirteenth century castle, a late Georgian gentleman’s residence, Lighthouse, Admiralty Lookout and Fisherman’s Chalet. In all twenty three individual properties are available. Furnished in typical Landmark style for comfort and practicality, all have heating, hot and cold running water and many have the pleasure of an open fire or stove.

Contact the staff at the Lundy Shore Office for more details about this magical island and what it has to offer. 01271 863636.


Please mention The Best Of Barnstaple when contacting Lundy Shore Office in Ilfracombe - your No. 1 Tourist Destination - Barnstaple.



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In February 2014, said about Lundy Island

We loved our visit to Lundy earlier this year. We decided to do a day visit and found it to be beautiful and very interesting, especially the properties and their history. We had a wonderful day and will return!

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In November 2013, said about Lundy Island

A proper sense of remote wilderness, great places to stay and and awesome pub for the evenings! The boat trip was a touch overpriced and takes two hours but it's all part of the adventure. On the island you feel like you could be anywhere in the North Atlantic or South...it is a magical place best done on a short stay but can be enjoyed on day trip.

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In November 2013, said about Lundy Island

After visiting Lundy Island for over 35 years the beauty and tranquillity never fails to inspire me each time I visit. Staying overnight on the Island gives you a real feeling of being away from the strains of mainland life

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In September 2013, said about Lundy Island

We saw deer, goats and Soay sheep, picnicked by the halfway wall whilst being watched from below by a curious seal, and were treated to a flyby from a peregrine along Quarry Beach.

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In September 2013, said about Lundy Island

Ten years ago for the first time on Lundy with my wife. Now again but with our three children, a great experience.

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In August 2011, said about Lundy Island

My wife and I had a special and memorable few days experiencing the beautiful scenery, fantastic buildings and wildlife that abound on Lundy Island. It was a real retreat from the madness of 21st century living and it restored our energy and outlook on the world. Thank you to everyone who made our stay so special

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In March 2011, said about Lundy Island

Be on the look out when sitting down to lunch... you may see dolphins! We did! An amazing day away from the mad world we live in, we were soooo close to the natural world that we ignore most of the time. Thank you Lundy Island for restoring our sanity.

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In March 2011, said about Lundy Island

Have loved being so close to the sea and seeing it in so many different moods. I didn't realise such a wonderful place existed and wish I had discovered it sooner.

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In March 2011, said about Lundy Island

All islands have their peculiarities. Some possess a unique light, or exude their own scent. Lundy Island however displays a more intrinsic element, which can be simply described as a shortage of time. It is partly this commodity that makes time spent on Lundy Island so precious.

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