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 Phoenix & Providence to your Itinerary

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    St Martin's, Isles of Scilly

    St. Martin’s

    From the shores of St. Martin's, Phoenix & Providence skincare has been created for softer skin and a clearer mind, to take time for yourself, creating a sense of ritual with products that inspire presence and inner…

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  2. 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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    • In town/city centre

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
  3. Add Wood Tattoos to your Itinerary

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    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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  4. Add Island Wildlife Tours to your Itinerary

    Address

    Will Wagstaff, Sally Port, St Marys, Isles Of Scilly, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0JE

    Telephone

    01720 422212

    Isles of Scilly

    Discover the natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly with Will Wagstaff, resident ornithologist and naturalist. Watch the passage of migrant birds; learn about the interesting local history and beautiful flora and fauna…

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  5. Add Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422317

    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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  6. 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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  7. Add Twisted Bobbins to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Agnes, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR22 0PL

    Telephone

    07557998922

    St. Agnes

    CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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  8. 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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  9. Add Tanglewood Kitchen Company to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    St. Mary’s

    Diverse food retail shop @ The Post Office on St Mary's, specialising in award winning homemade ready meals, fresh fish and IOS shellfish, gourmet 'best in town' sandwiches, freshly baked 'Champion Product 2015'…

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    Catering

    • Take away service
  10. Add St. Mary's Riding Centre to your Itinerary

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    St. Mary's Riding Centre, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NU

    Telephone

    01720 423855

    St. Mary’s

    A warm welcome awaits you at St Mary's Riding Centre.

    The only horse riding establishment in the Isles of Scilly. 

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  11. Add Fay Page Open Studio to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 423017

    St. Martin’s

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

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  12. Add Adventure Scilly to your Itinerary

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    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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    • 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
  13. Main logo for Wild and Scilly Mermaids.
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    Main logo for Wild and Scilly Mermaids.
    Swimming round bar point.
    Swimming in the sea.
    Celebrating a swim.
    Group photo on the beach.
    Underwater swimming.
    Water splash swim image.

    Address

    St. Mary's, TR21 0NF

    Telephone

    07731 830332

    St. Mary’s

    We have a passion for sea swimming and adventure, along with a keen interest in photography and here on the beautiful unspoilt coastline of Scilly - bursting with nature and wildlife - is where we invite you to join us…

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  14. Add Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to your Itinerary

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    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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  15. Snorkellers about get into the sea off boat.
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    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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    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
  16. Add Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall to your Itinerary

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    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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  17. 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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  18. Children playing on a four person paddle board
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    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
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    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

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    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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    • 2m distancing in place
  19. Porthcressa Beach
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    Reid family photo
    Orkney with Starfish
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    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

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    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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