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 Isles of Scilly Boat Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher Boatyard, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 422702

    Bryher

    Take adventure into your own hands by hiring a boat to explore the archipelago

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  2. SC SALT 250g Tube
    SC Salt - Hand harvested
    Original SC SALT 150g
    Chilli SC SALT 75g
    SC SALT 250g Tube
    SC Salt - Hand harvested
    Original SC SALT 150g
    Chilli SC SALT 75g

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Add SCILLY SPIRIT GIN to your Itinerary

    Address

    Scilly Spirit Distillery, Old Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07771 667544

    Isles of Scilly

    The inspiration for our gin recipe dates back to 1665 when the survivors of a ship, wrecked around Bishop Rock, were rescued by bold crewmen in pilot gig boats from this island, St Mary’s.

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  6. SCDogs Distillery St Martins Isles of Scilly
    SC Dogs White Rum
    SC Dogs Vodka
    SC Dogs Gold Rum
    SC Dogs Honey Spiced Rum
    SCDogs Distillery St Martins Isles of Scilly
    SC Dogs White Rum
    SC Dogs Vodka
    SC Dogs Gold Rum
    SC Dogs Honey Spiced Rum

    Add SC Dogs Rum Distillery St Martins Isles of Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carron Farm, Higher Town, St Martins, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720422893

    Isles of Scilly

    SC Dogs the first and only rum distillery on the Isles of Scilly.

    Distilled, aged and bottled on our farm, SC Dogs is a range of delicately balanced premium rums and vodkas with a clean, rounded finish and a tang of…

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    Facilities

    Other

    • Contactless delivery

    Catering

    • Bar - We are licensed for both on and off sales
    • Online Ordering

    Payment Methods

    • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Gift vouchers
    • Open All Year
  7. 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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  8. Add Bryher Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher shop, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 423601

    Isles of Scilly

    We are a small team who are focused on providing a comprehensive selection of fresh food and groceries, including vegetables, fruit, milk, meat, wine, soft drinks, ‘free from’ foods and all of your store cupboard…

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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Bread, Cakes and Biscuits and Confectionery
    • Drinks
    • Eggs and Dairy
    • Fish
    • Fruit, Vegetables and Culinary Herbs
    • Health Food
    • Meat and Poultry
    • Preserves/ Honey/ Chutney/ Oils
    • Ready Meals
    • Speciality Foods

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Independent Business
    • Open All Year
  9. Parked in Holy Vale
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    Our highly trained and competent drivers eagerly wait to serve you
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    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
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    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.

    By far the best way to see the Island if your time is limited.

    Each tour consists of a light hearted but informative…

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    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
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff

    Payment Methods

    • Cash accepted
    • Cash Only
    • Contactless payment accepted
  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Add Lou Simmonds Pottery to your Itinerary

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    Lou Simmonds Pottery, Island Hall, The Meadow, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, TR22 0PL

    Telephone

    07501 441 455

    St. Agnes

    My tiny studio is nestled down on one of the old, minuscule flower pieces - a pebble's throw from the white sands of Periglis beach. I design and make all my pots in this idyllic location.

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  16. 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...

    Sleeps:

    1

    Facilities

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    • Gift Shop

    Attraction Facilities

    • Plant Sales
    • Shop
    • Tea Rooms

    Key Features

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

    Accessibility

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

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Establishment Features

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

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  17. Add Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to your Itinerary

    Address

    Trenoweth, St. Mary's, TR21 0NS

    Telephone

    01720 422153

    Isles of Scilly

    The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is the local conservation charity responsible for looking after, & caring for, more than 50% of Scilly; for the benefit of nature & people. Become a Friend of Scilly Wildlife ~…

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  18. 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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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Take away service
  19. 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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