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 to Scilly
    If you're travelling to Scilly in a day, we want you to make the most of your short spell here. Use our handy day tripping guide for hot tips, things to see and do, and where to eat across the five inhabited islands.
  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 Thrown By Ty to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    St. Martin’s

    Locally inspired uniqe ceramics created by Tyrane Micheal Van den Berg on St. Martin's.

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  2. Add On the Quay Restaurant & Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Quay, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HU

    Telephone

    01720 423525

    St. Mary’s

    ‘On the Quay’ is the new ‘must visit’ restaurant, bar & café. Relax in our designer harbour view restaurant, soak up the sun on our balcony or enjoy the convenience of our grab and go cafe. On the Quay serves amazing…

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    Facilities

    Other

    • Waterfront

    Key Features

    • Seafront
    • Unique venue

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Disability awareness training for all personnel
    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
    • Toilets for disabled visitors

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Children's menu
    • Highchair

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Catering service
    • Dairy-Free Options Available
    • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Conference facilities
    • Dog Friendly
    • Exclusive hire of restaurant
    • Groups accepted
    • Independent Business
    • Pets accepted

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  3. Add Scilly Succulents to your Itinerary

    Address

    Veronica Farm, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    07540 521137

    Bryher

    We are a succulent loving family who have been growing succulents for 20 years. So many of the guests in our holiday cottages asked for cuttings so we decided to set up our online store. Many of our succulents are grown…

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Snorkellers about get into the sea off boat.
    seal in the seaweed.
    Rib heading out to the Eastern Isles.
    Snorkellers about get into the sea off boat.
    seal in the seaweed.
    Rib heading out to the Eastern Isles.

    Add Seal Snorkelling Adventures to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07340 055748

    St. Martin’s

    This is a new business that is creating an unforgettable experience swimming with the amazing wild seals that surround our beautiful islands.

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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)
  7. Touching Cloth live at the gig shed- Heritage Weekend
    Musicians on stage
    Live singing
    Musicians on stage
    Tim in DJ booth
    Lighting Rig
    Speaker System
    Lighting Rig
    Musicians on stage
    Musicans on tour
    Touching Cloth live at the gig shed- Heritage Weekend
    Musicians on stage
    Live singing
    Musicians on stage
    Tim in DJ booth
    Lighting Rig
    Speaker System
    Lighting Rig
    Musicians on stage
    Musicans on tour

    Add Rise & Shine Music Co to your Itinerary

    Address

    Quay House, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scirlly, TR21 0HY

    Telephone

    0844 804 3382

    St. Mary’s

    We provide a professional and affordable sound equipment hire and event management services for the Isles of Scilly.

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  8. Chilli spice and cake
    Fresh chilli's
    Chilli's on a plate
    Chilli powder being put into tubs
    Chilli powder
    Chilli products ready for shipping
    Chilli jars
    Chilli and fudge
    Ruth with Chilli's
    Chilli spice and cake
    Fresh chilli's
    Chilli's on a plate
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    Chilli powder
    Chilli products ready for shipping
    Chilli jars
    Chilli and fudge
    Ruth with Chilli's

    Add Scilly Chilli to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hillside Farm, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Bryher

    When lockdown struck, with a little more time on our hands, we started to experiment more with chilli recipes and the idea of Scilly Chilli was born! Hillside Farm Tours Available from 14th April 2022.

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  9. Wine-tasting Flight
    Wildflowers on the Vineyard
    Vines in front of the winery at sunset
    St Martin's Vineyard Basket
    Clouds over the vines
    Agapanthus
    Views over the Eastern Isles
    Hummingbird Hawk-moth visiting the vineyard
    Leaf burst with the Eastern Isles in the background
    Wine-tasting Flight
    Wildflowers on the Vineyard
    Vines in front of the winery at sunset
    St Martin's Vineyard Basket
    Clouds over the vines
    Agapanthus
    Views over the Eastern Isles
    Hummingbird Hawk-moth visiting the vineyard
    Leaf burst with the Eastern Isles in the background

    Add St. Martin's Vineyard, Winery and Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 423118

    St. Martin’s

    Visit one of the smallest and most south-westerly vineyards in the UK here on the southern slopes of St Martin’s. Follow the self-guided Vine Tour and learn about the vines, the wines and what makes this site unique.…

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    Facilities

    Attraction Facilities

    • Shop

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Online booking possible
    • Online ordering available
    • Open now
    • Outside seating
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

    Key Features

    • Outdoor Attraction

    Accessibility

    • Assistance Dogs
    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Catering

    • Picnic Site - Visitors to the vineyard are welcome to bring a picnic - we have benches throughout the vineyard to enjoy your lunch among the vines!

    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Dog Friendly
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Picnic Area
    • Shop

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  10. 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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  11. Add Island Cinema to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07799732446

    St. Mary’s

    The Isles of Scilly’s first open air cinema has arrived! Relax in front of the big screen with popcorn and drink in hand and experience cinema under the stars as you never have before.

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  12. Add The Island Bakery to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422111

    St. Martin’s

    Alongside a selection of artisan breads and rolls, we also have a range of savoury options perfect for a picnic lunch or supper. These include traditional Cornish pasties, pies, tarts and pizzas. For those with a sweet…

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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Locally sourced produce
  13. Add Island Images to your Itinerary

    Tresco

    Meet Ellie - Mum of three, photographer and designer. Ellie offers an ever broadening range of products designed to bring island magic to your every day.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Add Isles of Scilly Museum Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422337

    St. Mary’s

    Situated at the front of the Town Hall on St. Mary's, pop in to browse the shop and enjoy the exhibition of some of the Museum's most prestigious collections.

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  17. Urchin on grass.
    Whales on rock.
    Pottery in Hugh Street Cafe.
    Cups on shelf.
    Bowls on shelf.
    Whale on rock.
    Urchins overlooking Sampson.
    smalls bowls on the beach.
    Urchin on grass.
    Whales on rock.
    Pottery in Hugh Street Cafe.
    Cups on shelf.
    Bowls on shelf.
    Whale on rock.
    Urchins overlooking Sampson.
    smalls bowls on the beach.

    Add Scilly Ceramics LLM to your Itinerary

    Address

    Scilly Ceramics LLM, The Garrison Pottery, Lower Garrison Lane, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LS

    Telephone

    07379 176253

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly inspired ceramics by Falmouth University, Fine Art Graduate, Libbi McBride.

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  18. Add Tanglewood Table to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    St. Mary’s

    Three nights each week, Euan Rodger, former manager at London's savoy, now cooks for up to 8 people sitting around what was once the post office sorting table.

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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Take away service
  19. 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 Scilly’s only locally-run conservation charity responsible for looking after more than 50% of our beautiful Islands. With a small staff team who are effectively custodians of this…

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