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. 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.
  5. Arts & Culture
    Scilly has inspired a thriving artistic community. Creativity abounds on every island, inspired by our stunning surroundings.
  6. History & Heritage
    From shipwrecks to treasure, and from Bronze Age burial chambers to deserted villages, the history of Scilly is utterly compelling.
  7. 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.
  8. For the Family
    A family holiday on Scilly will lay down memories that children will treasure for the rest of their lives
  9. Spa & Wellbeing
    Swaying palm trees, the scent of a sea breeze, a relaxing massage in a luxury spa
  10. Shopping
    It is one of Scilly’s most endearing features…. Pop-up stalls and honesty boxes dotted across all the islands

Different Scilly

adventures everytime

  1. Island Hopping
    One of the most enjoyable things to do on Scilly is to hop onto a "tripper" boat and go explore. Five inhabited islands, lots of uninhabited ones and myriad boats and skippers to take you where you'd like to go!
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  1. Add Tresco Abbey Garden to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    +44 01720 424108

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    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...

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    Other

    • 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
  2. 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 423418

    Type

    Type:

    Vineyard

    Isles of Scilly

    Come and see a working vineyard in action. Enjoy an informative tour and sample our unique selection of fine wines - or simply pop by the visitor centre/shop at your leisure

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  3. Add Phoenix Craft Studios to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422900

    Type

    Type:

    Crafts

    St. Mary’s

    A co-operative of craftspeople in individual studios. fused glass, fabrics, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery etc

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  4. Add Veronica Farm Fudge to your Itinerary

    Address

    Veronica Farm, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 422862

    Type

    Type:

    Local Food Producers

    Bryher

    We're a family owned and run business where old traditions still hold. The Taylor family started making fudge twenty years ago on our farmhouse kitchen Aga. At Veronica Farm, on Bryher on the Isles of Scilly, we now...

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  5. Add Ravensporth Sailing Base to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424919

    Type

    Type:

    Watersports Centre

    Tresco

    Sailing, windsurfing, sit-on kayaks, stand-up paddle boarding, fast RIB trips, kayak tours, hire & tuition. Taster sessions to full RYA courses with fully qualified instructors. Activities to try for all ages.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available
  6. Add Isles of Scilly Golf Club to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carn Morval, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NF

    Telephone

    01720 422692

    Type

    Type:

    Golf Course

    St. Mary’s

    The most south westerly course in England, its beauty is unique and must be seen if visiting St Mary's.

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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Bar

    Establishment Features

    • Non members welcome
  7. Add Isles of Scilly Museum to your Itinerary

    Address

    Church Road, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NA

    Telephone

    01720 422337

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Isles of Scilly

    Exhibits of local interest from pre-history to the present day: the Romano-British brooches and coins from Nornour; the Bryher Sword and Mirror; the Civil War in Scilly; finds from many shipwrecks; model boats;...

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction
  8. Add Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 420317

    Type

    Type:

    Vineyard

    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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  9. Add Ratbags Canvas Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

    Thorofare, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LN

    Telephone

    01720422037

    Type

    Type:

    Shop

    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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  10. Add St. Mary's Bike Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Strand, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07552 994709

    Type

    Type:

    Cycle Hire

    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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  11. Add Venture Sail to your Itinerary

    Address

    Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01872 487288

    Type

    Type:

    Boat

    Isles of Scilly

    VentureSail Holidays offers sailing holidays on board classic ships including historic tall ships and more modern day research yachts. Sail to the Isles of Scilly in style on board our classic vessels, take the helm,...

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • Coastal
    • Groups
    • LGBT Bristol
  12. Add Black Pearl Aquarium to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422702

    Type

    Type:

    Aquarium

    Bryher

    The Free to View Black Pearl Aquarium is located at Bryher Boatyard and was constructed in 2013 to show visitors some of the fish species local to Scilly.

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  13. Add Adventure Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07748 102844

    Type

    Type:

    Activities

    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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  14. Add Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carn Gwaval, Nor Nour, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424373

    Type

    Type:

    Sports and Leisure Centres

    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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  15. Add R Douglas Health & Beauty to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Bank, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NJ

    Telephone

    01720 422403

    Type

    Type:

    Health & Beauty

    St. Mary’s

    We sell GSL medicines, toiletries, suncream, sunglasses, sun hats,memory cards, mobile phone accessories and much more.

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  16. Add Wine Tasting at Holy Vale 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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  17. Add Scilly Cow to your Itinerary

    Address

    Chruchtown Farm, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720 422169

    Type

    Type:

    Local Food Producers

    St. Martin’s

    Tasty beef from our small herd of Red Ruby Devon cattle.

    Call in buy a range of beef cuts including steaks, mince, burgers and roasting joints from our freezer at Churchtown Farm.

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  18. Add Chandler's Gift Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422702

    Type

    Type:

    Gifts and Souvenirs

    Bryher

    Chandlers Gift Shop is at Bryher Boatyard by Anneka’s Quay. Stocking a wide range of island gifts and fishing tackle you can also enjoy the views with a coffee or ice cream from our seated deck area while waiting for...

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  19. Add The Scilly Cart Co to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    Isles of Scilly

    The Scilly Cart Co is a family owned and run business providing electric vehicles for use across St. Mary’s. With flexible hiring options and easy to use carts, it’s a great way to discover the many varied and...

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