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Flat Holm Island

Not strictly in Cardiff, but just five miles off the coast of Cardiff, the tiny island of Flat Holm is a different world with a wealth of history and wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how much there is to discover...

Since the Dark Ages, Flat Holm has been a retreat for monks and acted as a sanctuary for Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, silver miners, smugglers and cholera victims. Fortified in Victorian times and again in World War II, it’s perhaps most famous for receiving the first ever radio message across water by Marconi in 1897.

A day visit provides you with three to six hours on the island, where visitors can purchase a self-guided tour pack or enjoy a free guided tour on certain dates. There will be a chance to relax with a cup of tea or coffee, and an opportunity to visit our gift shop, as well as The Gull and Leek pub.

Residential visits can also be arranged for groups and individuals, with both dormitory and camping facilities available.
MW Marine operates day visits and private trips. Visit www.mwmarine.org or call 01934 636734 / 07754 833158 for more details. Trips can also be arranged with Cardiff Sea Safaris. See www.cardiffseasafaris.com or call 029 2048 7663.
Flat Holm Booking Office, Queen Alexandra House, Cargo Road, Cardiff Bay CF10 4LY



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