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Address: Off the Coast of Cardiff, Bristol Channel, Wales
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Small island and nature reserve off the coast of South Wales features gun...

Small island and nature reserve off the coast of South Wales features gun emplacements from the Napoleonic Wars and relics from World War II.

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Flat Holm - Not Flat!

Visited here on a glorious sunny day. The ferry boat Westward Ho (without the exclamation mark) drives up the beach like a WW11 landing craft and you disembark via the ramp at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited here on a glorious sunny day. The ferry boat Westward Ho (without the exclamation mark) drives up the beach like a WW11 landing craft and you disembark via the ramp at the front. Then its a walk across the pebbly beach to the path up the cliff and up to the visitors centre , there is a charge of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's not something you would do every month, but it's definitely something you should do. Important, food, drink, sun cream, back pack, jacket and secured hat and glasses. Parking was £5.50 just up the road from Michael Angelo's on Raglan Place, it's 24 hours, so get there early, 9.30am and there should be spaces. We left Weston-Super-Mare at 10.45am, we... More 

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Thank Crossfit C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great day out starting with a boat trip from Weston-super-Mare, island staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable and interesting. So much recent history on the island as well as the birds. So something for everyone.

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Thank Sue M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Flatholm Island We have looked at FlatHolm Island for years and never travelled over there but that was put to rights on Saturday. What a brilliant day out, so full of history and the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. A short boat trip was very pleasant and we were welcomed on shore by the team. Take a good pair of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Depending on the tides 10 am from Penarth 6 pm back 5 hours on the island all can be accomplished in 3 the other 2 relax soak up the isolation If you don't like seagulls don't bother Sense that visiting is milking tourists but then again where isn't Bring own food bar cup of tea Psittacosis hopefully not but many... More 

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Thank Gordon M
Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Was here as a gift and what a great afternoon spent on this slightly wild island. Mad journey by rib boat to the island. Visitors limited to twice a month. The island is home to eating gannets, bunnies and Welsh black sheep plus peregrine falcons ( didn't see). Little Shop and café where u can get a hot drink or... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Visited here in August last year. What an epic little island! There are far too many seagulls flying above which is the only thing that put me off - though the weather was fantastic and there were a few cool geocaches on the island with a nice small pub too! The view was fantastic looking back towards Cardiff Bay with... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Excellent afternoon away from it all. Started from Cardiff Bay Barrage where a nice gentleman in a Bush Hat gave us a parking token to park for free. We later discovered he was accompaning us on board the World's smallest Vehicle Ferry (space for one car if you take all the seats out!) and we set out through the Barrage... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

First of all we were given a free car parking token. Luckily we hadn't already paid! The boat trip out was smooth and the beach landing good. There was a walk up a steepish pebbly beach before we got onto the island proper. There was a safety and protocol talk at the old barracks first. This is also where the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Less than one hour by boat from Cardiff, Flat Holm is a world away. Stay in a dormitory, or camp, although I understand a holiday cottage will be available later this year. The Gull and Leek is Wales' most southerly pub with large beer garden. Truly an amazing experience!

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