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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
  4. Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly

    Add Scilly Flowers to your Itinerary

    Address

    Churchtown Farm, St. Martin's, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720 422169

    St. Martin’s

    Scilly's postal flower service. Sending gift boxes of scented island flowers by 1st class post to any UK address all year round.

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    Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Visa accepted
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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…

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    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
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Add Daymark 1683 Rum to your Itinerary

    Address

    Santamana Holdings, Tanglewood, Hugh Street, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LR

    Telephone

    07789488588

    Isles of Scilly

    Daymark 1683 is a newly launched dark rum, 100% produced and distilled in the UK.

    Infused with hand-picked Samphire from St Martins and Cornish Sea Salt, it takes both its name and inspiration from the Isles of Scilly.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. Add Open Air Cinema to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07799732446

    St. Mary’s

    The Isles of Scilly’s first open air cinema has arrived! Relax in front of the big screen with popcorn and drink in hand and experience cinema under the stars as you never have before.

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  16. Add SeaQuest Glass Bottom Boat to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middletown, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QN

    Telephone

    07884055122

    Isles of Scilly

    SeaQuest Glass Bottom Wildlife Safaris. Experience the unique wildlife, landscape & history of Scilly above & below the sea.
    Spectacular scenery, seals, seabirds, puffins, dolphins and more.

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  17. Add St. Martin's Watersports to your Itinerary

    Address

    Par Beach, St. Martin's, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    07470711857

    St. Martin’s

    We are based at Par Beach on St Martin’s and offer sit on top kayak and stand up paddle board hire. Book online, have fun with the family, visit uninhabited islands or see the seals. Experience the beauty and…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
  18. Add 49 Degrees to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hugh Street, St Mary's, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0LL

    Telephone

    01720 423288

    St. Mary’s

    The IOS Store, born and bred on the islands since 1973. Visit us for all your IOS apparel

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