We look forward to welcoming you to Bardsey. We've gathered a few tips to help you enjoy your day trip to the island.
You are welcome to walk on the marked paths around the island shown on the map. Some of the houses on the island are homes and others can be rented during the summer. Bookings can be made through the Trust Office.
Remember that the weather can change quickly so come prepared with waterproof clothing, additional layers and sun cream. The ground is often uneven and sturdy footwear with good grip.
The school has a display about the history of the island and its community. Further information about the island can be found in the booklet Exploring Bardsey.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the licensed café at Tŷ Pellaf farm. A toilet is available for visitors in the Plas Bach yard.
There is an exhibition about the life and work of the artist and author Brenda Chamberlain in the barn within Nant Yard, this is signposted from the main track and is opposite the Abbey. Brenda Chamberlain lived in Carreg Fawr and some of her paintings can still be seen on the walls. lt may be possible for you to arrange to see them; please contact the wardens.
The Chapel is open at all times, and the oratory, which is situated in the outbuildings beside Carreg Fawr, is a welcoming space for silent prayer. During the summer there is usually a chaplain on the island providing services and available to talk to visitors.
The Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory is based in Cristin where there is a display about its work. If you visit the wetlands in the centre of the island (the withies), please do not enter the rides which have nets to trap birds for ringing strung along them.
Enjoy the wildlife of the island but please don't disturb it:
Keep your distance from nesting birds.
Please respect our resident grey seal population and keep your distance at all times. You can watch them from the grassy area without disturbing them.
Do not venture onto the steep eastern side of the mountain.
Avoid steep cliffs and the rocky shore.
Leave gates as you find them and be aware of livestock.
Respect the privacy of the people living and staying on the island.
Please take your rubbish home with you.
Dogs are not permitted on Bardsey Island.
The flying of Drones is not permitted, please see the Bardsey Island Trust Drone Policy for further information.