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Steep Holm Island

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Bristol Channel, Bristol, England
+44 1934 632307
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A real adventure

Awaits you if you want time for reflection, walks, views and a different experience. the volunteers... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Sarah I
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
A place to "Stand and Stare"

If you love nature and the feeling of complete solitude then this is the place for you, if not then... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
pauledmonds101
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Awaits you if you want time for reflection, walks, views and a different experience. the volunteers from the Trust organize a great day trip ( it is 12 hours) and I loved every moment - I took some great photos, learned about the history of...More

4  Thank Sarah I
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

If you love nature and the feeling of complete solitude then this is the place for you, if not then don't even think about it as once on the island you cant get off for another 12 hours, as its dependent on the tide. If...More

4  Thank pauledmonds101
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Steep Holm is only o0en for around 12 days per year, you get to it by taking a boat from Weston Supar Mare but you have to land on the island at high tide and you can only leave at high tide. Let me give...More

5  Thank Densley
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

The best part of this trip was the boat ride over,which only took ten minutes from Weston super mare,you are stuck on the island for over ten hours .Don't go in the mating season , which is June to end of July as the seagulls...More

3  Thank June H
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Have been wanting to visit Steep Holm for many years and at last we made it A truly wonderful place ,the wildlife and history fascinating ,and excellent information boards at the visitors centre housed in the old barracks .Very fast crossing (15mins)in speedboat too. and...More

5  Thank jan f
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

In your Weston-Super-Mare and want something a little different, then I would suggest going to this place. A hop on a speedboat and the ride over it fun and I enjoy this so must I made sure I was sat at the front on the...More

6  Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

This island is situated 8 miles from Weston-super-Mare in the Bristol Channel. It had a monastery here in mediaevil times with connections to Woodspring Priory on the mainland. There is usually a team of archaeologists at work and they have uncovered bones and other artefacts....More

6  Thank JuneBug1939
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Take a camera and explore some of the heritage of the UK without restriction. If you don't like heights then go and scare your self looking down from some of the exposed concrete stairways. Poke about in the underground magazines. Get chased by seagulls. Climb...More

8  Thank Amberstudios
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

12 hours on a small island in the Bristol Channel sounded like a long day. But it was brilliant, starting with an exhilarating speedboat ride to the tiny landing beach on the rising tide, then up the hill to explore the tracks, fortifications, and marvel...More

7  Thank Jeanette W
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

Dependent on wind, weather and tides, getting to Steep Holm is in itself an experience. Situated in the middle of the Bristol Channel, midway twixt England and Wales, the island is an oasis of calm in a busy world. The Island trustees now use the...More

5  Thank PhtoTrav
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Dave P
31 May 2017|
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Response from 15des1976 |
yes there are toilets outside the barracks they also sell snacks but only crisps cereal bars chocolate etc so bring a picnic :)
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Shazzabear
11 February 2017|
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no the island is private so you can't land without permission and even if you did there is a gate on the only path to the summit that is kept locked until the visits are arranged to be honest it would probably cost more to... More
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John E
25 July 2016|
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madiera road car park past knightstone harbour and up the hill follow signs for long stay parking was £3 for 24 hours and 5-10 mins walk back to the quay
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