Lundy Island

Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoilt.

Lundy attracts many visitors, both for its peaceful surroundings and scientific research. The waters around it are England's only statutory Marine Nature Reserve.

The seas around Lundy, are home to wildlife ranging from grey seals and lobsters to pink sea fan corals and habitats including reefs, sea caves and sand banks.

A selection of websites about Lundy :-

Lundy Island
Landmark Trust - Lundy Island
Lundy Field Society


Needing a getaway to recover from a really pressurized winter, we opted to stay at the Hoops for three nights in March. The weather was wonderful, but it was tempting to stay in - our room was under the thatch in the oldest part of the hotel and featured fireplace, panelling, stained glass and a very comfy half-tester bed with tapestry hangings. Window seats and a top-notch en-suite completed the picture. It's very quiet, despite fronting the road.? The inn itself had very friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble, a cosy bar and a restaurant, both with lots of nooks for a secluded meal. The bar menu was comprehensive and the restaurant fare stylish - but we found we could mix and match from both menus no matter where we decided to eat. There is a characterful 'snug' and a library space too. Breakfast was gargantuan - a huge choice of dishes including local kippers and smoked haddock with poached eggs, and as a touch of luxury at no extra cost smoked salmon with scrambled eggs.

?We loved it all and would go back again any time!? A stream runs through the garden, and wild birds keep you entertained. It's a great place to tour from, coast and moor and historic towns all within easy reach.?It's not cheap as a one-off at a published rate around 200 a room per night with breakfast, but there are often good deals to be had for three night stays: we paid a total of 195 B&B for three nights in a 'best' room.

- via Tripadvisor