History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Lundy Island is famous as an undisturbed paradise for wildlife and birds. The island maintains that sense of idyllic calm, in no small part because no motor cars are allowed! There is a small village, an inn, and the ruins of a 13th-century castle.
The island is home to a large population of migratory seabirds, and the heath and grassland provide habitat for Lundy ponies. Aside from the birds and ponies, Lundy is famous for its population of seals, and the island also provides an excellent place to enjoy diving.
Lundy is reached by regular ferry service from Bideford or Ilfracombe (subject to tides), between March and the end of October. The island is preserved under the care of the Landmark Trust, who maintain, finance, and administer the entire island, as well as offering self-catering cottages for rent.
Lundy Island official website
Address: Bristol Channel, Lundy, Devon, England, EX39 2LY
Attraction Type: Countryside - Island
Location: By boat from Ilfracombe or Bideford from spring through autumn.
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: Stephen McKay, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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