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 in 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. Add The New Inn to your Itinerary

    Address

    New Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QG

    Telephone

    01720 423006

    Isles of Scilly

    Sample the award winning food, sit back and relax in an armchair with a hot drink or head into the beer garden and enjoy some summer sun with an ice cream in hand.

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    Facilities

    Children & Infants

    • Children's menu

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Catering service
    • Licensed
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Beer Garden
    • Dog Friendly - Dogs allowed in beer garden and pub only (not in Pavilion restaurant or accommodation)
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Live Music
    • Locally-sourced produce

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  2. Hell Bay Hotel terrace on Bryher, Isles of Scilly
    Hell Bay Hotel terrace on Bryher, Isles of Scilly
    Hell Bay Hotel terrace on Bryher, Isles of Scilly
    Hell Bay Hotel terrace on Bryher, Isles of Scilly

    Add Hell Bay Hotel Bar & Restaurant to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 422947

    Isles of Scilly

    Hell Bay is the highest rated hotel and restaurant on the Isles of Scilly, with three AA rosettes. Enjoy a long leisurely lunch or drink while taking in the extraordinary views from our terrace, or enjoy lunch or dinner…

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    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

    Children & Infants

    • Baby changing facilities
    • Children's menu
    • Highchair

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegans
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Dairy-Free Options Available
    • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
    • Licensed
    • Serve breakfast - Hotel Guests Only
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for

    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Dog Friendly
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Guide Book Recommended
    • Locally-sourced produce

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  3. Add Sea Quest 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe ouside seating
    Outdoor Children's Play Area at Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe Menu
    Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe ouside seating
    Outdoor Children's Play Area at Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe
    Longstone Cafe Menu

    Add Longstone Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    Longstone, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NW

    Telephone

    +441720422410

    Isles of Scilly

    Longstone Café offers a range of lunch options and homemade cakes. The newly refurbished café is situated almost in the centre of St. Mary’s. With views over Porth Hellick, an outdoor children’s play area and pretty…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 1m distancing in place
    • 2m distancing in place
    • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
    • Capacity limit
    • Clear signage
    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • COVID-19 staff training completed
    • Deep cleaning between visitors
    • Delivery available
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
    • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Hygiene screens in place
    • Online ordering available
    • Outside seating
    • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Queuing system
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands
    • Takeaway available
    • Virtual menus

    Key Features

    • In countryside

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
    • Assistance Dogs
    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Toilets for disabled visitors

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Children's menu
    • Children's play area
    • Highchair

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegans
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Dairy-Free Options Available
    • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
    • Licensed
    • Online Ordering
    • Outdoor Seating
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Countryside
    • Dog Friendly
    • Electric Car charging point
    • Family Friendly
    • Free car parking
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Groups accepted
    • Guide Book Recommended
    • Independent Business
    • Locally-sourced produce
    • On-site car parking
    • Open All Year
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Pets accepted
    • Special facilities for children

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  7. 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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  8. Low Tide food.
    Food at Low Tide Event.
    Low Tide Event sign.
    Low Tide Champaign.
    Low Tide food.
    Food at Low Tide Event.
    Low Tide Event sign.
    Low Tide Champaign.

    Add The Low Tide Event to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tresco Estate, Island Office, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    01720 422849

    Tresco

    A unique Scillonian experience: a truly pop-up festival, mid-channel between the islands of Tresco and Bryher.

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  9. Add Isles of Scilly Golf Club to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422692

    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

    Leisure Facilities

    • Access to golf course

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Restaurant

    Establishment Features

    • Non members welcome
  10. Touching Cloth live at the gig shed- Heritage Weekend
    Musicians on stage
    Live singing
    Musicians on stage
    Tim in DJ booth
    Lighting Rig
    Speaker System
    Lighting Rig
    Musicians on stage
    Musicans on tour
    Touching Cloth live at the gig shed- Heritage Weekend
    Musicians on stage
    Live singing
    Musicians on stage
    Tim in DJ booth
    Lighting Rig
    Speaker System
    Lighting Rig
    Musicians on stage
    Musicans on tour

    Add Rise & Shine Music Co to your Itinerary

    Address

    Quay House, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scirlly, TR21 0HY

    Telephone

    0844 804 3382

    St. Mary’s

    We provide a professional and affordable sound equipment hire and event management services for the Isles of Scilly.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Add Tamarisk Gallery to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hugh Street, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, TR21 0LL

    Telephone

    01720 422334

    St. Mary’s

    Tamarisk is a new gallery in the centre of Hugh Town showcasing artwork by local painters and craftspeople as well as arts and crafts from further afield. Artists include Imogen Bone, C N Smith, Sue Lewington and Oriel…

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  15. Add Tanglewood Table to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    St. Mary’s

    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
  16. 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…

    Sleeps:

    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
  17. 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
  18. Add Scilly Walks to your Itinerary

    Address

    Katharine Sawyer, Alegria, High Lanes, St. Mary's, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR21 0NW

    Telephone

    01720 423326

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Walks offers guided walks and boat trips to introduce you to the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly.

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  19. 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
  20. Children playing on a four person paddle board
    A family leaving the beach on a single and double kayak
    A double kayak leaving one of the Eastern Isles
    Kayaks and SUPs on Par Beach ready for hiring
    Kayakers heading off to explore the Eastern Isles
    A couple and their dog on a kayak
    View of kayakers taken from the water
    A mother and son kayaking on still water
    Two boys kayaking on Ganilly sandbar
    Stand up paddleboarders
    Children playing on a four person paddle board
    A family leaving the beach on a single and double kayak
    A double kayak leaving one of the Eastern Isles
    Kayaks and SUPs on Par Beach ready for hiring
    Kayakers heading off to explore the Eastern Isles
    A couple and their dog on a kayak
    View of kayakers taken from the water
    A mother and son kayaking on still water
    Two boys kayaking on Ganilly sandbar
    Stand up paddleboarders

    Add St. Martin's Watersports to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07470711857

    St. Martin’s

    Crystal clear waters, uninhabited islands, amazing wildlife and fun with the family - the best moments happen at sea! Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the islands as seen from the water. At St…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place

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