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 and has been skillfully modernised to provide heated salons, bar, buffet, shop and information centre.
Whether you live in, or are just visiting North Devon, a day trip to Lundy makes for an unforgettable experience. Undisturbed by cars, the island encompasses a small village with an inn and Victorian church, and the 13th-century Marisco Castle.
Bird watching to diving, walking to fishing, climbing and just so much more! There’s so much you can do even with an island only three miles in length and half-a-mile wide!
It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to do justice to everything in a single visit and often it’s the weather that’ll make your decision for you. If the wind’s Easterly, go West and vice-versa. If it’s pouring with rain, well there’s plenty to see and do in and around the Tavern.
The Marisco Tavern is Lundy’s only pub and as such has to be all things to all people. It’s the pub that never shuts, although alcohol is only served during permitted hours, and is the only building on the Island to have lighting after the generators shut down for the night.
The shop stocks a wide range of picnic foods such as small loaves of bread and bread rolls, sliced meats, handy-sized packs of cheeses, fruit and salad stuff, individual portions of butter and spreads and a full range of cold beverages, soft and alcoholic. If you ask nicely they’ll even provide plastic knives! Everything you could need for taking off to find some secluded spot to enjoy an al fresco lunch if the weather is kind!
To find out more what’s on at Lundy Island visit their website at: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/Lundyisland/
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