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. 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.
  5. Arts & Culture
    Scilly has inspired a thriving artistic community. Creativity abounds on every island, inspired by our stunning surroundings.
  6. History & Heritage
    From shipwrecks to treasure, and from Bronze Age burial chambers to deserted villages, the history of Scilly is utterly compelling.
  7. 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.
  8. For the Family
    A family holiday on Scilly will lay down memories that children will treasure for the rest of their lives
  9. Spa & Wellbeing
    Swaying palm trees, the scent of a sea breeze, a relaxing massage in a luxury spa
  10. Shopping
    It is one of Scilly’s most endearing features…. Pop-up stalls and honesty boxes dotted across all the islands

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 Scilly Cow to your Itinerary

    Address

    Chruchtown Farm, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720 422169

    St. Martin’s

    Tasty beef from our small herd of Red Ruby Devon cattle.

    Call in buy a range of beef cuts including steaks, mince, burgers and roasting joints from our freezer at Churchtown Farm.

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  2. 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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  3. Add Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carn Gwaval, Nor Nour, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424373

    Isles of Scilly

    The Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall includes a gym, MUGA and netball courts providing opportunities for a variety of sports and activities.

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  4. Add Fay Page Open Studio to your Itinerary

    Address

    Lower Town, St. Martin's, Isles Of Scilly, TR25 0QW

    Telephone

    01720 423017

    Isles of Scilly

    We make jewellery that is worn across Scilly, the UK and beyond

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  5. Add St. Martin's Observatory to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Martin's Observatory, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly

    Isles of Scilly

    The most southwesterly observatory in the UK

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  6. Add Endeavour Rib Service to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's

    Telephone

    07471 932964

    St. Mary’s

    “Endeavour” is the fastest passenger boat in Scilly. We offer a bespoke water taxi service offering a fast and thrilling transfer between the islands at your request.

    Rib Blasts to enjoy the thrill & excitement of…

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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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    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Visa accepted
  8. Add 49 Degrees to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 423288

    St. Mary’s

    The IOS Store, born and bred on the islands since 1973. Visit us for all your IOS apparel

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  9. 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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  10. Add Wood Tattoos to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, TR22 0PL

    St. Agnes

    Hand made original art inspired by the surrounding islands and nautical themed tattoos

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  11. Add SC Salt to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carron Farm, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720422893

    St. Martin’s

    SC Salt
    Simply made from the sea & the sun on the Isles of Scilly.

    To make SC Salt we simply leave the crystal-clear water of St. Martins Par to evaporate under the famous Isles of Scilly sunshine.

    Then we might go…

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  12. Add Tanglewood Table to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    Isles of Scilly

    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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    Catering

    • Take away service
  13. Add Daymark 1683 Rum to your Itinerary

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    Santamana Holdings, Tanglewood, Hugh Street, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LR

    Telephone

    07789488588

    Isles of Scilly

    Daymark 1683 is a newly launched dark rum, 100% produced and distilled in the UK.

    Infused with hand-picked Samphire from St Martins and Cornish Sea Salt, it takes both its name and inspiration from the Isles of Scilly.

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  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 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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  16. Add Tresco Stores to your Itinerary

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    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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  17. Add Tresco Abbey Garden to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    +44 01720 424108

    Tresco

    The sub-tropical Abbey Garden is a glorious exception; a perennial Kew without the glass, home to thousands of exotic plants from around the world flourishing right here on the Isles of Scilly...

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    • Gift Shop

    Attraction Facilities

    • Plant Sales
    • Shop
    • Tea Rooms

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    • Approx length of visit - Allow at least half a day
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Outdoor Attraction

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    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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    • On-Site café/restaurant

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    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
    • Open All Year
    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  18. Add Cut Loose to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422232

    St. Mary’s

    Cut Loose hair salon covers all ladies and gents hairdressing including bridal work.

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  19. 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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  20. Add Twisted Bobbins to your Itinerary

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    Island Hall, The Meadow, St. Agnes, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR22 0PL

    Telephone

    07557998922

    St. Agnes

    Handweaving using natural materials. Order your own bespoke scarf or fabric. Have a go at weaving - workshops run all year round on unique Saori looms suitable for creativity and beginners.

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