The village, the main settlement, has a 13th century church. The houses are a mixture of low pantiled cottages and two storey buildings on either side of the narrow streets, which were laid out for horse and cart, not modern transport. Most car parking is outside the village which makes walking around much more pleasant as well as safer.
During the summer, the island is absolutely crammed with visitors, so there are shops, inns, hotels and other accommodation within the village, as well as places to eat. During the winter, when the visitors have gone, and the owners of the holiday homes are elsewhere, the locals have the island very much to themselves.
The manufacture of mead was once the prerogative of the monks as they were the expert bee-keepers. Today you will find a factory in the village, where you can sample before you buy.
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