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Bardsey Island

P | Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales
+44 845 811 2233
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Highlight of Pilgrim's Walk

After completing the 134 mile North Wales Pilgrims walk we were looking forward to the boat trip... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Jo H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
A brilliant day out, perfect weather and friendly boatman

We finally made it to Bardsey on our third attempt (the crossing is often cancelled due to windy... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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Bardsey Island lies about 2 miles (3 kilometers) across Bardsey Sound of the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. Visit for the day of for the week in our self catering accommodation. The island is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and, at its widest point, it is just over half a mile (1 kilometer) across. The island mountain rises to a height of 167 meters and the whole island has a surface area of 180 hectares, most of which is farmland. The island was purchased by the Bardsey Island Trust in 1979 and is managed by the Trust with advice from Natural Resources Wales and CADW. The island is designated a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is in the Lleyn Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Saif Ynys Enlli tua 2 filltir (3 cilomedr) ar draws Swnt Enlli o Benrhyn Llŷn, Gogledd Cymru. Dewch am y dydd, neu aroswch am wythnos yn un o'n tai hunan ddarpar. Mae'r ynys yn 1.5 milltir (2.5 cilomedr) o hyd ac, ar ei man lletaf, mae'n chydig dros hanner milltir (1 cilomedr) ar draws. Mae Mynydd Enlli yn codi i uchder o 167 metr ac mae arwynebedd o 180 hectar i'r ynys i gyd, y rhan fwyaf ohono yn cael ei amaethu. Prynwyd yr ynys gan Ymddiriedolaeth Ynys Enlli ym 1979 ac fe'i rheolir gan yr Ymddiriedolaethgyda chyngor Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru a CADW. Dynodwyd yr ynys yn Warchodfa Natur Genedlaethol, yn Safle o Ddiddordeb Gwyddonol Arbennig ac mae o fewn Ardal o Harddwch Naturiol Eithriadol Pen Llŷn. Byddem yn hoffi diolch i Gyfoeth Naturiol Cymru am gyfrannu at y swydd cynorthwyydd haf ar yr ynys sy'n galluogi ni i ddarparu gwybodaeth i ymwelwyr ac i ddod â newyddion rheolaidd o'r ynys i chi drwy ein tudalennau gwe, Facebook a Twitter
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
P | Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

After completing the 134 mile North Wales Pilgrims walk we were looking forward to the boat trip out to Bardsey and were't disappointed . We had an amazing day there in beautiful sunny weather. Colin the boatman was great , full of useful information ,...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We finally made it to Bardsey on our third attempt (the crossing is often cancelled due to windy weather) and couldn't have asked for a better day, wall to wall sunshine and calm sea. Smooth crossing thanks to Colin the boatman's sturdy boat, arriving in...More

Thank T307
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I visited this place bank holiday, having booked the boat well in advance. As luck would have it, the weather was superb, and the plan was to walk the island. It's about 5.5 - 6 miles if you do as much as time will allow,...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Although I have travelled to Bardsey on two previous occasions, this being my third attempt to get over to the island this year due to high tide and strong winds I finally made the crossing this week and it was so worth the wait. Special...More

Thank Jill_Prior
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What can I say?! Apart from getting slightly wet on the trip to island (hint: pack waterproofs, tops and bottoms) Bardsey is a beautiful place to visit. We watched seals bask and play, saw a variety of birds and other wildlife, wandered around the coast...More

Thank ladybird1977
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I first went to the island in 1980 and have been at least once every year since then, apart from one. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever visited and I will continue to make my annual pilgrimage there...More

1  Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went for pilgrimage and exploration Bardsey has stolen my heart Beautiful breath taking and as close to heaven as u can get Once I have recovered will return soon Colin on the boat thank you so much for all your help getting on and off...More

1  Thank Melon1
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My third stay, take the time to look at staying on the island. There are options - you can have your own but and ben, something size wise to suit just you or big enough to have with friends and family. We had Nant this...More

1  Thank Jacquleine H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

caught boat at porth meudwy nr.aberdaron and crossed over to bardsey spent just over 4hrs there, beautiful sunny day, lots of seals to watch & listen to,walked round island and up hill.On leaving the island we went around the cliffs by boat to look at...More

3  Thank xfred2017
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A round trip of 230 miles in one day was certainly worth the effort. Colin knew my grandson James and I were making this trip especially to see the puffins, so we were blessed with calm sea and absolutely blue sky for our visit on...More

2  Thank fidgin
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Matt G
14 August 2017|
Response from Melon1 | Reviewed this property |
Just by phone I think
Lizzy A
7 August 2017|
Response from Ynys Enlli B | Property representative |
Hi, it's easier to walk than cycle as the track is very rough.
15 May 2017|
Response from Dianne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many people swim there. Take advice from inhabitants or regular visitors on the best places.