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. Porthcressa Beach
    Starfish on rocks
    Reid family photo
    Orkney with Starfish
    Creature of the deep...
    Sea creature up close
    Limpet in the weed and rocks
    Family looking for creatures
    Green Starfish
    An Eel in the shallows
    Porthcressa Beach
    Starfish on rocks
    Reid family photo
    Orkney with Starfish
    Creature of the deep...
    Sea creature up close
    Limpet in the weed and rocks
    Family looking for creatures
    Green Starfish
    An Eel in the shallows

    Add Scilly Rockpool Safaris to your Itinerary

    Address

    Telephone

    07530 304374

    St. Mary’s

    Have you ever wondered what animals live under the crystal clear waters of Scilly? Join us on a rockpool safari - follow the falling tide, step into the wild, and discover the amazing marine animals that live along our…

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  2. 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

    Isles of Scilly

    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
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Add Valhalla Museum to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tresco Abbey Garden, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424108

    Tresco

    The unique Valhalla collection is situated within Tresco Abbey Garden and contains some 30 figureheads, as well as name boards and other decorative ships’ carvings from the days of sail.

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  6. 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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  7. Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly

    Add Scilly Flowers to your Itinerary

    Address

    Churchtown Farm, St. Martin's, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720 422169

    St. Martin’s

    Scilly's postal flower service. Sending gift boxes of scented island flowers by 1st class post to any UK address all year round.

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    Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Visa accepted
  8. Add Ingart designs by Inga Drazniece / Van Den Berg to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    St. Martin’s

    Watercolour artist, photographer, enamel pin creator based on St. Martin's.

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  9. 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
  10. Add Veronica Farm Fudge to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422862

    Bryher

    We're a family owned and run business where old traditions still hold. The Taylor family started making fudge twenty years ago on our farmhouse kitchen Aga. At Veronica Farm, on Bryher on the Isles of Scilly, we now…

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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 Scilly Carts to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon Enterprise Centre, Porthmellon Business Park, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Carts offer 2, 4 or 6 seater electric carts (golf buggies) as an alternative way to explore St Mary's.

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  13. 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)
  14. Add Ratbags Canvas Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

    Thorofare, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LN

    Telephone

    01720422037

    St. Mary’s

    Rat Island Sailboat Co. Rat Bags Canvas shop

    Hand made cotton canvas bags, clothing & acessories, Visit our workshop here in the Isles of Scilly & watch as we make your bag.

    Available online

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  15. Add Adventure Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07748 102844

    Bryony offers flowing, uplifting yoga sessions; Nick is an experienced swim guide. Both Nick & Bryony are from Scilly and have extensive knowledge of swim spots and trail running routes across the islands, and can…

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • Groups
    • Stag and Hen Parties
    • Weddings

    Payment Methods

    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Open All Year

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Add Westward Farm Gin and 28 Miles Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

    Westward, St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, TR22 0PL

    Telephone

    01720 422139

    St. Agnes

    Westward farm on St Agnes is a small family farm and Scilly's only licensed distillery producing premium gin as well as apple juice, cyder and our range of '28 miles' soaps and toiletries from our own essential oils.

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  19. 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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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
  20. Children playing on a four person paddle board
    A family leaving the beach on a single and double kayak
    A double kayak leaving one of the Eastern Isles
    Kayaks and SUPs on Par Beach ready for hiring
    Kayakers heading off to explore the Eastern Isles
    A couple and their dog on a kayak
    View of kayakers taken from the water
    A mother and son kayaking on still water
    Two boys kayaking on Ganilly sandbar
    Stand up paddleboarders
    Children playing on a four person paddle board
    A family leaving the beach on a single and double kayak
    A double kayak leaving one of the Eastern Isles
    Kayaks and SUPs on Par Beach ready for hiring
    Kayakers heading off to explore the Eastern Isles
    A couple and their dog on a kayak
    View of kayakers taken from the water
    A mother and son kayaking on still water
    Two boys kayaking on Ganilly sandbar
    Stand up paddleboarders

    Add St. Martin's Watersports to your Itinerary

    Address

    Par Beach, St. Martin's, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    07470711857

    St. Martin’s

    Crystal clear waters, uninhabited islands, amazing wildlife and fun with the family - the best moments happen at sea! Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the islands as seen from the water. At St…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place