Get away from it all with a trip to spectacular Lundy Island. Lying 12 miles off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel, this peaceful, unspoilt granite outcrop stands just three miles long and half a mile wide. With a starkly contrasting landscape, asserting high rugged cliffs on the west and a sheltered grassy coastline to the east, the Island creates a rich diversity of animal and plant life loved by walkers, climbers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. As the UK’s first Marine Conservation Zone, the waters also play host to a spectacular array of marine wildlife, which can be enjoyed from above or below the waves.
Lundy makes a great day-trip from the mainland aboard the mighty MS Oldenburg, or if you’d rather stay longer the Landmark Trust has 23 unique properties to rent, with camping also available. The Island boasts its own village store and infamous Marisco Tavern for supplies, and also offers a number of warden-led activities including guided walks, rockpool rambles and snorkel tours. So whether you want to spend time exploring the Island’s history, taking in the local wildlife or trying to complete the Lundy Letterbox challenge, you can see why so many people return here time and again.