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
    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.
  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 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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  2. 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
  3. Add Tresco Stores to your Itinerary

    Address

    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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  4. Add The Scilly Cart Co to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    St. Mary’s

    ****Closed for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic - hoping to re-open March 2021****

    The Scilly Cart Co is a family owned and run business providing electric vehicles for use across St. Mary’s. With flexible hiring…

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  5. Add Scilly Seal Snorkelling to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422848

    St. Martin’s

    Come to St Martin's for a fabulous, award winning, wildlife experience. Snorkel with the seals and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment.  All the equipment you will need is supplied and you…

    Sleeps:

    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
  6. 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.

    Sleeps:

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Take away service
  7. 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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  8. Parked in Holy Vale
    View from Golf Club
    Our highly trained and competent drivers eagerly wait to serve you
    View from Airport
    Parked at Porthlow
    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
    Parked at Porthlow
    Group enjoying the views from the Golf Club

    Add Island Rover Minibus Tours to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422131

    Isles of Scilly

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

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

    Sleeps:

    1

    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • Deep cleaning between visitors - The seats, headrests and guard rails are sanitised after each tour. Hand sanitiser is provided free of charge and masks are available at £1 each.
    • Face mask essential (not provided) - Masks are available at £1 each
    • Face masks available for visitors - Face masks are available to buy from driver at a cost of £1
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

    Payment Methods

    • Cash accepted
    • Cash Only - Cash or card payments are accepted.
    • Contactless payment accepted - Cash or card payments are accepted.
  9. Add Hut 62 Watersports Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    07774316826

    Isles of Scilly

    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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  10. 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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  11. Add Scilly Spirit Distillery to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NN

    Telephone

    01720 422400

    St. Mary’s

    At Scilly Spirit Distillery we offer tours of our Island Gin making, to see our 500 litre and 100 litres stills in action. At our Gin School you will learn about gin making and it’s history, enjoy some delicious gin…

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    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp/Level Access

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  12. 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
  13. Add The Foredeck to your Itinerary

    Address

    1 Silver Street, St Mary's, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0PZ

    Telephone

    01720 422933

    St. Mary’s

    A Scillonian owned family business since 1973

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  14. Add Scilly Food Boxes to your Itinerary

    Address

    Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07876 285033

    Isles of Scilly

    Welcome to Scilly Food Boxes, a unique online food Box delivery service for self-catering guests holidaying in the Isles of Scilly.

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  15. Add Scilly Walks to your Itinerary

    Address

    Katharine Sawyer, Alegria, High Lanes, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NW

    Telephone

    01720 423326

    Isles of Scilly

    Scilly Walks offers guided walks, boat trips, slideshows and short break holidays to introduce you to the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly.

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  16. Add Scilly Maid Chocolate to your Itinerary

    Address

    Colossus, Pilots Retreat, TR21 0PB

    Telephone

    01720 423361

    St. Mary’s

    A special Souvenier: Scilly Maid Chocolate – More Cocoa, Less Sugar - High Quality Belgian and Single Origin Chocolate, tempered, moulded, flavoured and packed on St Mary’s with care and attention. Some using locally…

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  17. 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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  18. 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…

    Sleeps:

    1

    Facilities

    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
  19. 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.

    Sleeps: