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 Bryher Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 423601

    Bryher

    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
  2. Add The Sandpiper to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Bank, St Mary's, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0HY

    Telephone

    01720 422189

    St. Mary’s

    The Sandpiper shop is based in Hugh Town and sells a large range of clothing and shoes for men & women.

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  3. 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

    Lower 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…

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    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.

    Group Travel

    • Out of Hours Visits
  4. 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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  5. Add Scilly Carts to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon Enterprise Centre, Porthmellon Business Park, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Carts offer 2, 4 or 6 seater electric carts (golf buggies) as an alternative way to explore St Mary's.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Add Phoenix & Providence to your Itinerary

    Address

    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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  9. 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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  10. Picture of an aqua bottle of Island Gin and an azure blue bottle Atlantic Strength in the sand.
    A picture of the blue Atlantic Strength bottle next to Bishop Rock Lighthouse
    A visual of our Gin School Logo
    A picture of our Rosé aged Island Gin, gold IWSC medal and with Samson in the background
    All sizes of Island Gin bottles available
    Picture of an aqua bottle of Island Gin and an azure blue bottle Atlantic Strength in the sand.
    A picture of the blue Atlantic Strength bottle next to Bishop Rock Lighthouse
    A visual of our Gin School Logo
    A picture of our Rosé aged Island Gin, gold IWSC medal and with Samson in the background
    All sizes of Island Gin bottles available

    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 around our distillery. You'll see our two 500 litre stills and glean an insight into our Island Gin and Island Whisky making. At our Gin School you will learn about 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Add Hugh Street Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LL

    Telephone

    01720 422734

    St. Mary’s

    Come and see us for a quick coffee and Cornish pasty to go, or sit back, relax and watch the world go by in our seating area.

    We prepare fresh sandwiches, salads, ciabattas, tarts, delicious homemade cakes and much…

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre

    Children & Infants

    • Highchair

    Catering

    • Cater for vegans
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Catering service
    • Dairy-Free Options Available
    • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
  15. 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
    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

    Address

    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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  16. 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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  17. Add St. Agnes Boating Wildlife Safaris to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422704

    St. Agnes

    St Agnes Boating is working with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to promote the island’s wildlife. Every Wednesday we have a Wildlife Trust Ranger onboard who is our guide. The Spirit travels to Annet, the protected…

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    Close up of a seal
    Square rigger between the islands
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    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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  19. Add St. Mary's Riding Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    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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