What you will find on the island.


The terrain is rough, with a moderately steep path to the summit.

Depending on the time of year, rare and unusual plants, including the wild Mediterranean Peony, large colonies of gulls, Cormorants, Peregrine Falcons, Ravens, other resident birds, and Muntjac Deer, may be seen.

Victorian gun emplacements with their original seven-ton cannons, Second World War gun emplacements, and underground ammunition stores. A German field railway recycled on Steep Holm to take wartime ammunition to the summit.

An on-going archaeological dig – visitors are welcome to help.

An exhibition room with artefacts found on the island, where you can follow the story of Steep Holm and its many occupiers.

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