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  1. Day Trip Travel Options
    Your journey to the Isles of Scilly is where your adventure begins. A scenic flight or leisurely sail gets you to this stunning sub-tropical archipelago that’s a world away from the rest of England. It’s so easy to visit and small enough to appreciate its incredible beauty and rich island heritage in just one day. Treat yourself to a day to remember: Sail from Penzance or fly from Land’s End with a Fly + Sail ticket, both Isles of Scilly Travel, or take the helicopter with Penzance Helicopters.
  2. Day Trips - Gifts, Tips & Getting Here
    Let us help you experience the best day of your life with our handy Scilly guide. From gift buying, tips and how to get here - we have it covered!
  3. Day Trips - To impress your Friends
    Just being on a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic might be enough to impress the most discerning. However, these top 5 experiences are sure to make a big splash.
  4. Day Trips - Family Days Out!
    Escape with the kids this summer for an adventure like no other. From the best picnic spots, to exploring rock-pools and water-side activities, we look at 5 of the best!
  5. Day Trips - Space to Breath
    If you’re hoping to escape to a place of beauty, with a sense of freedom rarely found elsewhere, coupled with boundless wildlife and secluded hotspots, then we’ve just the thing. Our open spaces provide the perfect playground to recharge and rebalance, and whatever you choose, we know it will be exhilarating and life affirming.
  6. Day Trips - For Big Discoveries
    A trip to Scilly is an experience that will change you, even in a day! Here we go off-grid and explore some of the more secret and iconic parts of this tiny archipelago. Get discovering now!
  7. Day Trips - To Reboot your Life
    There's nowhere better, or more unique, than to explore what's on your doorstep, especially on a day trip to Scilly. Let us help you reconnect with yourself and your loved ones in a single day on these tiny set of islands, afloat at the foot of Cornwall.
  8. Day Trips - in 3 Hours
    It's amazing how much you can achieve in just 3 hours spent on Scilly. Hop to an off island, take a tour or get your walking shoes on - you'll be spellbound, even in the brief time you're here. Check out these 3-hour suggestions across all 5 inhabited islands.

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  1. Firebrand IV on water 1https://dms-swt.newmindets.net/App/PMS/Product.aspx?pid=3163923#
    Close up of a seal
    Square rigger between the islands
    Close up of seal 2
    Firebrand IV on the water 2
    Seal on shoreline
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    Close up of a seal
    Square rigger between the islands
    Close up of seal 2
    Firebrand IV on the water 2
    Seal on shoreline

    Add Scilly Sea Safaris to your Itinerary

    Address

    Telephone

    07884365375

    St. Mary’s

    Why not treat yourself to a unique island sea safari aboard Rib Firebrand IV with skipper and photographer Dave McBride.

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  2. 50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sailing at daytime
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - close up at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - aerial at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - overhead aerial
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - from behind
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sunset aerial
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sailing at daytime
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - close up at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - aerial at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - overhead aerial
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - from behind
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sunset aerial

    Add Scilly Yacht Charters to your Itinerary

    Address

    3 Buccabu, Lower Strand, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422188

    St. Mary’s

    A truly unique experience, why not make your holiday complete by spending a day sailing the crystal clear, azure waters of Scilly aboard our 50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi'

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  3. A close up of a dinner at the Star Castle Hotel
    Pelistry beach on St Mary's
    Tresco Abbey Gardens Guided Tour
    The Star Castle Hotel's candlelit restaurant, with a waitress
    A white lighthouse on St Agnes
    A bedroom at the Star Castle Hotel
    Bant's Cairn, a prehistoroc burial chamber on St Mary's
    A close up of a dinner at the Star Castle Hotel
    Pelistry beach on St Mary's
    Tresco Abbey Gardens Guided Tour
    The Star Castle Hotel's candlelit restaurant, with a waitress
    A white lighthouse on St Agnes
    A bedroom at the Star Castle Hotel
    Bant's Cairn, a prehistoroc burial chamber on St Mary's

    Address

    Telephone

    02081 451011

    Isles of Scilly

    Uncover the secret Isles of Scilly with a GeoCultura holiday, dedicated to taking you off the beaten track to learn about island life and hear the tales of the islands.

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  4. Daymark night sky
    Milky way over sea
    Inside the observatory
    Daymark under the milky way
    The 2 observation domes
    Milky way over the maze on St Martin's
    Daymark night sky
    Milky way over sea
    Inside the observatory
    Daymark under the milky way
    The 2 observation domes
    Milky way over the maze on St Martin's

    Add Community Observatory St. Martin's - COSMOS to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    St. Martin’s

    The most south-westerly observatory in the UK. The facility provides two observation domes, and a warm room, to house computer and camera equipment, and where we also hold talks and workshops.

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  5. Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Flower fields
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Tractor collecting boxes of flowers
    Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Flower fields
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Tractor collecting boxes of flowers

    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
  6. The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Mediterranean Garden in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Lucy Dorrien-Smith's Shell House in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Shaded glades in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Protea in Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Subtropical planting in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    Gaia sculpture in Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Mediterranean Garden in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Lucy Dorrien-Smith's Shell House in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Shaded glades in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Protea in Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Subtropical planting in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    Gaia sculpture in Tresco Abbey Garden

    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 20,000 plants from more than 80 countries, flourishing just 30 miles off the coast of Cornwall. The plants that thrive…

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    Other

    • Gift Shop

    Attraction Facilities

    • Plant Sales
    • Shop
    • Tea Rooms

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

    Key Features

    • Approx length of visit - We would recommend allowing at least half a day for your visit
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - Whilst the garden does have a number of sets of steps, there is also an accessible route along shingle paths suitable for wheelchairs. For further information on accessibility around the garden, please call 01720 424108.
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Establishment Features

    • Dogs-Accepted - On leads
    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
    • Open All Year
    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please contact Tresco Abbey Garden for details
  7. Group around the tasting table
    Wine and nibbles in the vineyard
    Rows of grape vines
    Robert on the viewing gallery
    Group around the tasting table
    Wine and nibbles in the vineyard
    Rows of grape vines
    Robert on the viewing gallery

    Add Wine Tasting at HolyVale 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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  8. Mother and child cycling around the lanes on Tresco
    Adult and child cycling beside the beach at sunset
    Mother and child cycling around the lanes on Tresco
    Adult and child cycling beside the beach at sunset

    Add Tresco Bike Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Smith Square, New Grimsby, Tresco, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    01720 422849

    Tresco

    Two wheels must be one of the best ways to explore Tresco. With miles of quiet roads and dusty tracks to travel along, you can enjoy the freedom of the whole island.

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  9. Group of wild swimmers
    Running across Peninnis to the lighthouse
    Yoga on Pulpit Rock
    Start of the swim run
    Yoga on the beach
    Sunset yoga
    Group of wild swimmers
    Running across Peninnis to the lighthouse
    Yoga on Pulpit Rock
    Start of the swim run
    Yoga on the beach
    Sunset yoga

    Add Adventure Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07748 102844

    Isles of Scilly

    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
  10. Gift cards and calendar
    Inga the Artist
    Isles of Scilly journal
    Gift books
    Puffin coasters
    Journal
    Gift cards and calendar
    Inga the Artist
    Isles of Scilly journal
    Gift books
    Puffin coasters
    Journal

    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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  11. Add Hut 62 Watersports Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    07979393206

    Bryher

    Come to Hut 62 for the ultimate Scilly experience
    At Hut 62 we have motor boats, sailing boats, stable sit on top kayaks, transparent kayaks, SUPs and pedalboards available to hire by the hour, day or week.
    We’re based…

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  12. Add Sophie Hooper Jewellery & Studio to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    St. Mary’s

    Combining the coastal elements with contemporary design, I love to experiment with texture and sculptural form by bringing the island landscape into the creative process.

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  13. Indoor Swimming pool
    Indoor Swimming pool
    Treatment room
    Indoor Swimming pool
    Indoor Swimming pool
    Indoor Swimming pool
    Treatment room
    Indoor Swimming pool

    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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  14. Sunset boating

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

    Add Island Rover Minibus Tours to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422131

    St. Mary’s

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

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

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    1

    Facilities

    Duration

    • Duration

    Key Features

    • Coastal
    • In countryside
    • In town/city centre

    Accessibility

    • Handrail by steps
    • Steps to main entrance

    Payment Methods

    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted - Cash or card payments are accepted.

    Establishment Features

    • Groups Welcome

    Group Travel

    • Out of Hours Visits
  16. The Phoenix craft workshops
    Some of the craftspeople who work at Phoenix Studios
    silk fabric handpainted by Lis Askins
    Stained glass preparation Oriel Hicks
    woven items by Emily Mary
    canvas cutlery pouch
    WPGC sweatshirt design
    wash bag with humpback whale design
    Sweatshirt with Isles of Scilly rowing design
    The Phoenix craft workshops
    Some of the craftspeople who work at Phoenix Studios
    silk fabric handpainted by Lis Askins
    Stained glass preparation Oriel Hicks
    woven items by Emily Mary
    canvas cutlery pouch
    WPGC sweatshirt design
    wash bag with humpback whale design
    Sweatshirt with Isles of Scilly rowing design

    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 and stained glass, fabrics, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery and more.

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    Facilities

    Suitability

    • Dog Owners

    Venue Facilities

    • Lovely studio workshop

    What's included

    • Equipment Provided

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • Assistance Dogs
    • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children all ages
    • Breast Feeding Friendly Throughout

    Payment Methods

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

    Establishment Features

    • Dog Friendly
    • Dogs-Accepted
    • Eco Friendly
    • Groups Welcome
    • Open All Year
    • Shop

    Sustainability

    • Cycle Parking
    • Reduced Plastic Use
  17. Euan and Lindsay in the Tanglewood kitchen
    Award winning mince pies
    Euan and Lindsay in the Tanglewood kitchen
    Award winning mince pies

    Add Tanglewood Table to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    St. Mary’s

    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
  18. Wine-tasting Flight
    Wildflowers on the Vineyard
    Vines in front of the winery at sunset
    Harvesting the grapes to make the rose wine
    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
    Harvesting the grapes to make the rose wine
    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

    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
  19. Ships figureheads at Valhalla

    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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