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Burgh Island

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Burgh Island

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Burgh Island

The island's white, art deco hotel, which can be seen for miles around, was built in the late 1920's, and added to in the thirties, to look like a cruise liner on dry land. In its heyday it attracted the likes of Noel Coward, Agatha Christie, Edward and Wallis and Winston Churchill. To me the island and the hotel appear to capture a little of England's eccentricity. Photo: Burgh Island/Richard Downer 2006

Tracey Steele


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Spent our 15th wedding anniversary here and it was just sublime. Totally transports you back to the glamourous days of the twenties and thirties. And this from a guy who hates to dress up. Black tie every night and it was wonderful!
Michael Thomson

I worked here for 6 months in 1997. It was the most amazing experience of my life - and I have travelled all over the world. If you have the chance, go and stay at the hotel - its totally magical - you will fall in love with the island.

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My favourite Icon of England has to be the Cornish Pasty.

Ian Baldry