Day 2: Explore Lundy Island (by boat)...

Experience - North & South Coast of Devon

Day 2: Explore Lundy Island (by boat)...

After a leisurely breakfast at your selected accommodation perhaps spend this day at a different pace, visiting Lundy.

This tiny island measures only three miles by half a mile but in ancient times was strategically important because it threatened the sea route up the Bristol Channel. Nordic raiders used the island to attack shipping and in 1160 Henry II granted the island to the Knights Templar in an attempt to protect shipping However the Marisco family disputed the ownership and this started centuries of violent conflict over the island. Stability did not arrive until the early 19th century, when Sir Aubrey Vere Hunt purchased the island and in 1819 the first of three lighthouses was built

Tranquility now engulfs the island, which has been owned by the National Trust since 1969. It has a human population of fewer than 30 but a huge population of wildlife including puffins, sheep, seals and sharks!

The island deliberately shuns progress so visitors may escape the modern world and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Access is normally by boat, so go on, spoil yourself…..we can organize the return boat trip for you as well as activities like guided walks, snorkeling, or rocky shore rambles.

When booking your holiday with Classic Escapes discuss your leisure interests with your dedicated holiday organiser.

Naturally we will pass on our lunch and evening meal recommendations, making reservations for you as appropriate. We keep up to date on where’s best!

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