Things to Do

Things to see & do

on Scilly

  1. Active & Outdoors
    There are plenty of ways you can get out and about to enjoy Scilly - on guided tours and excursions or simply by heading out with map in hand to explore.
  2. Tours & Sightseeing
    From island walks and archaeological explorations to wildlife and marine excursions, and sunset trips, you’ll be able to delve into Scilly’s past and learn more about our natural habitat and wildlife, our culture and our lifestyle.
  3. Explore Nature
    Scilly’s landscapes are one of its greatest assets. Get out and explore our amazing habitats and wildlife that flourish here, year round!
  4. Day Trips
    If you're on a day trip to the islands, you'll arrive in to St. Mary's. Use our guide to help make your visit, the best day of your holiday.
  5. For the Family
    A family holiday on Scilly will lay down memories that children will treasure for the rest of their lives
  6. Attractions
    From the world famous Tresco Abbey Garden with its 20,000 exotic species from around the world, Elizabethan castles and fortresses, Bronze Age remains and burial chambers, famous shipwreck landmarks, incredible lighthouses, including Bishop Rock.
  7. History & Heritage
    From shipwrecks to treasure, and from Bronze Age burial chambers to deserted villages, the history of Scilly is utterly compelling.
  8. Arts & Culture
    Scilly has inspired a thriving artistic community. Creativity abounds on every island, inspired by our stunning surroundings.
  9. Shopping & online shopping
    It is one of Scilly’s most endearing features…. Pop-up stalls and honesty boxes dotted across all the islands
  10. Spa & Wellbeing
    Swaying palm trees, the scent of a sea breeze, a relaxing massage in a luxury spa

Different Scilly

adventures everytime

  1. Island Hopping
    With five inhabited islands and lots of uninhabited islands, one of the most enjoyable things to do on Scilly is 'island hopping' using "tripper" boats.
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  1. Add The Paper Shop (CJ Mumford) to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hugh Street, St Mary's, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0LL

    Telephone

    01720 422438

    St. Mary’s

    Serving the islands' newspaper, magazine and periodical requirements since 1904. Confectioner, stationer, tobacconist and bookseller - including Scilly's longest running publication "The Scillonian". Scilly's only…

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  2. Add Tresco Island Spa to your Itinerary

    Address

    New Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424075

    Tresco

    Tresco's extraordinary natural environment is a tonic in itself, but Tresco Spa is the perfect destination for those looking to truly relax and unwind. Our beautifully appointed Spa features an indoor swimming pool,…

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  3. Add Scilly Seal Snorkelling to your Itinerary

    Address

    Higher Town, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720 422848

    St. Martin’s

    Come to St Martin's for a fabulous, award winning, wildlife experience. Snorkel with the seals and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment.  All the equipment you will need is supplied and you…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
  4. Add Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery to your Itinerary

    Address

    Holy Vale, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NT

    Telephone

    01720 420317

    St. Mary’s

    Situated in the tranquil and beautiful Holy Vale on the Nature Trail at the heart of St. Mary’s, the Vineyard and Winery is a must visit location during your stay on St Mary’s.

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  5. Add St. Mary's Bike Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Strand, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07552 994709

    St. Mary’s

    What better way to discover St Mary's than by bike!  Bikes for all ages, abilities and sizes. Electric bikes now available.
    Coming for a day trip?  We can deliver to the airport.

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    Key Features

    • In town/city centre

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
  6. Add The Sailing Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon Beach, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NE

    Telephone

    01720 422060

    St. Mary’s

    RYA & AALA licensed watersports centre offering instruction, hire & sales in windsurfing, sailing, powerboating & kayaking. Centres on St. Mary's & Tresco.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available
  7. Add Salakee Farm Duck to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NZ

    Telephone

    01720 422391

    St. Mary’s

    Salakee farm offer free range, island reared local duck meat on the Isles of Scilly.

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  8. Parked in Holy Vale
    View from Golf Club
    Our highly trained and competent drivers eagerly wait to serve you
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    Group enjoying the views from the Golf Club
    Parked in Holy Vale
    View from Golf Club
    Our highly trained and competent drivers eagerly wait to serve you
    View from Airport
    Parked at Porthlow
    Group enjoying the views from the Golf Club

    Add Island Rover Minibus Tours to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Strand, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JT

    Telephone

    01720 422131

    Isles of Scilly

    We are a specialist tour operator, concentrating solely on conducted tours of the Island.

    This tour is ideal for all, irrispective of whether you're a first time visitor or regular.
    It's by far the best way to see the…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • Deep cleaning between visitors - The seats, headrests and guard rails are sanitised after each tour. Hand sanitiser is provided free of charge and masks are available at £1 each.
    • Face mask essential (not provided) - Masks are available at £1 each
    • Face masks available for visitors - Face masks are available to buy from driver at a cost of £1
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

    Payment Methods

    • Cash accepted
    • Cash Only - Cash or card payments are accepted.
    • Contactless payment accepted - Cash or card payments are accepted.
  9. Add Bryher Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher shop, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 423601

    Isles of Scilly

    We are a small team who are focused on providing a comprehensive selection of fresh food and groceries, including vegetables, fruit, milk, meat, wine, soft drinks, ‘free from’ foods and all of your store cupboard…

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    Catering

    • Bread, Cakes and Biscuits and Confectionery
    • Drinks
    • Eggs and Dairy
    • Fish
    • Fruit, Vegetables and Culinary Herbs
    • Health Food
    • Meat and Poultry
    • Preserves/ Honey/ Chutney/ Oils
    • Ready Meals
    • Speciality Foods

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Independent Business
    • Open All Year
  10. Add Tresco Stores to your Itinerary

    Address

    New Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422806

    Tresco

    From every day essentials to gourmet items, we have a wide selection of produce that will satisfy fussy kids as well as the most discerning foodie. We understand the needs of families staying on the island, especially…

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  11. Add Normandy Swimming Pool to your Itinerary

    Address

    Normandy, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 423645

    St. Mary’s

    Normandy Pool is open all-year-round to both residents and non-residents. It features a full program of open sessions, swimming lessons and sessions for water babies. 

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  12. Add Phoenix Craft Studios to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422900

    St. Mary’s

    A co-operative of craftspeople in individual studios. Fused glass, fabrics, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery and more.

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  13. Add Evening Supper Boats to your Itinerary

    Address

    Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 423999

    Isles of Scilly

    From May until the end of September, an evening supper boat to St. Agnes operates most nights when the weather is fit. Departure is usually at 6pm (check on the boards on the day) giving plenty of time for a stroll on…

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  14. Add Ravensporth Sailing Base to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424919

    Tresco

    Sailing, windsurfing, sit-on kayaks, stand-up paddle boarding, fast RIB trips, kayak tours, hire & tuition. Taster sessions to full RYA courses with fully qualified instructors. Activities to try for all ages.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available
  15. Add SCILLY SPIRIT GIN to your Itinerary

    Address

    Scilly Spirit Distillery, Old Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07771 667544

    Isles of Scilly

    The inspiration for our gin recipe dates back to 1665 when the survivors of a ship, wrecked around Bishop Rock, were rescued by bold crewmen in pilot gig boats from this island, St Mary’s.

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  16. Add Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to your Itinerary

    Address

    Trenoweth, St. Mary's, TR21 0NS

    Telephone

    01720 422153

    Isles of Scilly

    The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is the locally-run conservation charity responsible for looking after, & caring for, more than 50% of Scilly; for the benefit of nature & people. Become a Friend of Scilly Wildlife ~…

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  17. Add SeaQuest Glass Bottom Boat to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middletown, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QN

    Telephone

    07884055122

    Isles of Scilly

    SeaQuest Glass Bottom Wildlife Safaris. Experience the unique wildlife, landscape & history of Scilly above & below the sea.
    Spectacular scenery, seals, seabirds, puffins, dolphins and more.

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  18. Add Wine Tasting at Holy Vale Vineyard to your Itinerary

    Address

    Holy Vale, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NT

    Telephone

    01720 420317

    St. Mary’s

    Join Holy Vale Vineyard owner and wine enthusiast Robert Francis for a delicious pre-supper treat. Enjoy a selection of fine wine tastings and accompanying canapes.

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