5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lundy Island
13th July 2015
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Whether you have been fortunate enough to visit the little isle of Lundy or not, it still has some secrets that many locals don’t even know about?

Firstly, Lundy is only a small island.  It is only 3 miles long by half a mile wide.  It is tucked away in the Bristol Channel, and it's only 10 miles off the North Devon coast.  It is even visible off the shores of Saunton on a clear day.

You may have heard about it's lighthouses, but it is also renowned for its natural beauty and colourful history.  So if you fancy a boat ride out to Lundy, make sure you investigate all of its rich history and absorb the simply breathtaking views.

Being an island, Lundy is surrounded by coastal waters. The waters around Lundy are Britain’s first marine nature reserve.  With wildlife only seen in these waters, there is an amazing selection of native species from birds to insect and fish.

Every year Lundy receives and welcomes over 20,000 visitors.  With some just visiting for the day and others making a stay of it, there is most definitely a charm that draws you in.  With picturesque views Lundy is a great place to take a picnic and really feel at one with nature.

Lundy is owned by The National Trust who bought the island in 1969.  The Landmark Trust leased the island and agreed to restore and maintain it and its buildings.  This ensures that Lundy stays as beautiful today as it always has done.

For more info on Lundy contact the Lundy Shore Office on: 01271 863636 .

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