Experience

Experience

the islands

  1. Things to Do
    Island walks, fun on the water, fantastic wildlife, island hopping, exquisite flora, amazing artists, and a fascinating history and heritage.
  2. 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.
  3. Explore
    Take a look at the adventures you can have. Explore all the Isles of Scilly has to offer with beaches, island hopping and days bobbing on the water.
  4. Arts & Culture
    Scilly has inspired a thriving artistic community. Creativity abounds on every island, inspired by our stunning surroundings.
  5. Food & Drink
    Nowhere is more local than the food and drink sourced, grown, and reared across our five tiny inhabited islands
  6. What's On 2021 & 2022
    Our inspirational events programme over the coming weeks will give you more reasons to explore these magical islands in all their natural glory.
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  1. Spring
    Spring comes early to Scilly and with it a skip in the air and a true sense of wellness. Boatmen can be spotted at Porthloo boat yard launching their trusty workhorses having given them their annual lick of paint. Cottage owners, shops and restaurants put the finishing touches to their new season makeovers.
  2. Summer
    Oh Scilly in summer, what can we say? Bright, white; perfection on a pint-sized plate! Crystal clear seas and warm cobalt blue skies bring out the best of these islands.
  3. Autumn
    The colours of the islands soften, yielding hues to delight artists everywhere. Set up your easel, or stretch your legs and walk the islands. Listen, along the way, for migrating birds making their annual pilgrimage; look out for fluffy seal pups that line the rocky coast. The islands brim with wildlife at this time of year.
  4. Winter
    Winter is the time of year when Scillonians draw breath and visitors enjoy a true taste of island life. A time to enjoy windswept walks and appreciate the low winter light raking across the isles, to hunker down as the storms whistle through, and watch the slate grey waves whip the rocky coastlines.

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  1. Entrance to visitor centre.
    Cita display.
    Matt Lethbridge sculpture.
    Cannon and wheel.
    Lifeboat display.
    Entrance to visitor centre.
    Cita display.
    Matt Lethbridge sculpture.
    Cannon and wheel.
    Lifeboat display.

    Add A Night At The Museum to your Itinerary

    Address

    Town Hall, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LW

    Telephone

    01720 620600

    St. Mary’s

    A chance to look behind the scenes and hear the story of the Museum on the Move with curator Kate Hale, volunteers and trustees.

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  2. Add Bell Rock Hotel to your Itinerary

    Address

    Church Street, St.Marys, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JS

    Telephone

    01720 422575

    St. Mary’s

    The Restaurant at the Bell Rock Hotel - open to non-residents for two or three course dinner. We recommend booking before 5pm to avoid disappointment, but we will accommodate a table when possible.

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  3. Add The Hall Restaurant to your Itinerary

    Address

    Church Street, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JR

    Telephone

    01720 419436

    St. Mary’s

    On the ground floor of St Mary's Hall Hotel you will find The Hall Restaurant. A contemporary dining space that prides itself on offering high quality food and smooth service.

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  4. Add Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 420317

    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 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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  6. Porthcressa beach shot with boat.

    Add Healing Properties Of The Sea With Liz Bray to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tourist Information Centre, Porthcressa Beach, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LW

    Telephone

    01720 620600

    Isles of Scilly

    Meet Liz Bray for an informal presentation explaining how salt is used in healing, with particular emphasis on its use as a medicine in homeopathy.

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  7. Maisie Humphries
    Island makers islands design.
    The Strand the stained glass window.
    Maisie Humphries
    Island makers islands design.
    The Strand the stained glass window.

    Add The Story Of The Island Makers With Maisie Humphries to your Itinerary

    Address

    On the Quay, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HU

    Telephone

    01720 620600

    St. Mary’s

    The Island Makers website was created during the Covid lockdown to promote Scillonian produce and artwork. Hear the success story behind the project and meet some of the participants.

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  8. Add Island Fish to your Itinerary

    Address

    Kenython, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 423880

    Bryher

    The Pender family that make up Island Fish have been fishing out of Bryher for hundreds of years, supplying quality fresh lobster, crab, wet fish & shellfish products across the Isles of Scilly

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  9. 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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  10. Add Hugh Street Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422734

    Isles of Scilly

    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
  11. Add Hut 62 Watersports Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    07979393206

    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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  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. 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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    • 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
  14. Add Polreath Tea Room to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422046

    Isles of Scilly

    Enjoy delicious home-made cakes, lunch including filled home-baked focaccia sandwiches, cream teas and Moomaid ice cream in our plantsman’s garden, airy conservatory or Scillonian glasshouse. Open Sunday to Thursday…

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  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Add Tresco Garden Visitor Centre & Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    Valhalla, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    01720 424108

    Tresco

    The Visitor Centre on Tresco is situated at the entrance to the world famous Abbey Garden. Along with a history room and a wonderful gift shop you will find the bright and welcoming cafe where light lunches and…

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  19. Add Star Castle Hotel - Restaurants & Bar to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Garrison, St.Marys, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JA

    Telephone

    01720 422317

    St. Mary’s

    A family run hotel located on the Garrison, a short walk from the centre of St Mary’s and the harbour, commanding breathtaking views of the stunning Archipelago. The focus is to provide exceptional customer service and…

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In countryside
    • Unique venue

    Accessibility

    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Steps to main entrance

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Children's menu
    • Highchair

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Booking required
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Chef
    • Countryside
    • Dog Friendly
    • Exclusive hire of restaurant
    • Family Friendly
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Groups accepted
    • Licenced for civil marriages

    Travel & Trade

    • Commission/net rates apply
    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier
    • Wi-fi available