The tiny UK island frozen in the 1950s with the power disconnected every night

A tiny island just off the coast of England is one of the most remote – where there’s no overnight electricity and the internet only arrived this year.

Sitting in the Bristol Channel a few miles off the North Devon coast – Lundy offers a sanctuary for humans as well as birdlife.

Adorable puffins can be seen flapping around cliffs on the island and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins frolicking in the surrounding surf.

Lundy has become a holiday destination thanks to its car-free “1950s ambience”, MyLondon reports.

The landmass, measuring three miles long and a kilometre wide, has been owned by the National Trust since it was donated to the preservation organisation in by a millionaire owner in the 1960s.

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Those visiting Lundy can enjoy the views from spectacular steep cliffs and lush unspoilt meadows, as well as a few sheltered beaches.

There’s also a 19th Century church, Victorian quarry ruins, a castle, a general store, and a pub. The Marisco Tavern is famed for its no-phones rule where anyone found breaking it will be fined a pound.

While the pub serves alcohol in the same hours as the rest of the licensed venues in the country, its doors never close.

Instead, it’s the only place on the island to retain electricity after the generators shut off, and it stays open as a place for islanders and tourists to gather. The pub doubles as Lundy’s only restaurant, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner served.

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Most Lundy visitors come for the solitude and for the wildlife, of which there is plenty. Its unique combination of environmental conditions has made it a haven for a variety of rare breeds.

The cliffs on the island’s west are home to puffins, which are said to be in a 15:1 ratio with the island’s human inhabitants. The island also provides shelter for migrating birds on its calmer eastern shore.

Lundy is also home to the pygmy shrew, the UK’s smallest mammal, as well as rabbits, deer, sheep, goats, cows, and pigs. Lundy’s waters are home to seals, dolphins, whales, porpoises, and colourful corals.

Getting to Lundy from London takes roughly five hours. You’ll need to get a train from Paddington to Barnstaple via Exeter, then Lundy’s own 1958 ferry from nearby Bideford.

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