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. Urchin on grass.
    Whales on rock.
    Pottery in Hugh Street Cafe.
    Cups on shelf.
    Bowls on shelf.
    Whale on rock.
    Urchins overlooking Sampson.
    smalls bowls on the beach.
    Urchin on grass.
    Whales on rock.
    Pottery in Hugh Street Cafe.
    Cups on shelf.
    Bowls on shelf.
    Whale on rock.
    Urchins overlooking Sampson.
    smalls bowls on the beach.

    Add Scilly Ceramics LLM to your Itinerary

    Address

    Scilly Ceramics LLM, The Garrison Pottery, Lower Garrison Lane, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LS

    Telephone

    07379 176253

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly inspired ceramics by Falmouth University, Fine Art Graduate, Libbi McBride.

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  2. Add Ruin Beach Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    01720 424849

    Isles of Scilly

    Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood fired oven.

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • Seafront

    Children & Infants

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

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Catering service
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Garden/patio for guests' use

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  3. Add Cloudesley Shovell Restaurant - Karma St. Martin's to your Itinerary

    Address

    Lower Town, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QW

    Telephone

    01720 422368

    St. Martin’s

    Karma St. Martin’s, the islands' only hotel sits on a stunning site that spans 2.8 hectares and has panoramic coastal views of the South West shore - a perfect location for a drink, snack or meal . The 4* hotel has a…

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  4. Wine-tasting Flight
    Wildflowers on the Vineyard
    Vines in front of the winery at sunset
    St Martin's Vineyard Basket
    Clouds over the vines
    Agapanthus
    Views over the Eastern Isles
    Hummingbird Hawk-moth visiting the vineyard
    Leaf burst with the Eastern Isles in the background
    Wine-tasting Flight
    Wildflowers on the Vineyard
    Vines in front of the winery at sunset
    St Martin's Vineyard Basket
    Clouds over the vines
    Agapanthus
    Views over the Eastern Isles
    Hummingbird Hawk-moth visiting the vineyard
    Leaf burst with the Eastern Isles in the background

    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 423118

    St. Martin’s

    Visit one of the smallest and most south-westerly vineyards in the UK here on the southern slopes of St Martin’s. Follow the self-guided Vine Tour and learn about the vines, the wines and what makes this site unique.…

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    Facilities

    Attraction Facilities

    • Shop

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Online booking possible
    • Online ordering available
    • Open now
    • Outside seating
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

    Key Features

    • Outdoor Attraction

    Accessibility

    • Assistance Dogs
    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Catering

    • Picnic Site - Visitors to the vineyard are welcome to bring a picnic - we have benches throughout the vineyard to enjoy your lunch among the vines!

    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Dog Friendly
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Picnic Area
    • Shop

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  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. Add Thrown By Ty to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    St. Martin’s

    Locally inspired uniqe ceramics created by Tyrane Micheal Van den Berg on St. Martin's.

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  7. Add Ingart designs by Inga Drazniece / Van Den Berg to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    St. Martin’s

    Watercolour artist, photographer, enamel pin creator based on St. Martin's.

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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Add The Mermaid Inn to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422701

    Isles of Scilly

    Your first port of call on St Mary’s. You will always find real ales flowing in our traditional bar and quality cuisine in our contemporary restaurant and bistro. Open every day for food and drink.

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  11. 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
  12. Main logo for Wild and Scilly Mermaids.
    Swimming round bar point.
    Swimming in the sea.
    Celebrating a swim.
    Group photo on the beach.
    Underwater swimming.
    Water splash swim image.
    Main logo for Wild and Scilly Mermaids.
    Swimming round bar point.
    Swimming in the sea.
    Celebrating a swim.
    Group photo on the beach.
    Underwater swimming.
    Water splash swim image.

    Address

    St. Mary's, TR21 0NF

    Telephone

    07731 830332

    St. Mary’s

    We have a passion for sea swimming and adventure, along with a keen interest in photography and here on the beautiful unspoilt coastline of Scilly - bursting with nature and wildlife - is where we invite you to join us…

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  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Add Tresco Garden Shop & 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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  16. Snorkellers about get into the sea off boat.
    seal in the seaweed.
    Rib heading out to the Eastern Isles.
    Snorkellers about get into the sea off boat.
    seal in the seaweed.
    Rib heading out to the Eastern Isles.

    Add Seal Snorkelling Adventures to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07340 055748

    St. Martin’s

    This is a new business that is creating an unforgettable experience swimming with the amazing wild seals that surround our beautiful islands.

    Sleeps:

    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
  17. 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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  18. Add The Crab Shack to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hell Bay Hotel, Bryher, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 422947

    Bryher

    Serving a simple but beautiful menu of Bryher crab, mussels and scallops served in Portuguese cataplanas in a relaxed, informal atomosphere. Open in the evenings between May and September, we recommend booking early to…

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • Themed restaurant

    Catering

    • Licensed
    • Serve evening meal

    Payment Methods

    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Booking required
    • Locally-sourced produce
  19. Add Troytown Farm Shop to your Itinerary

    Address

    Troytown Farm, St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, TR22 0PL

    Telephone

    01720 423713

    St. Agnes

    Troytown Farm is the only dairy farm in Scilly. Milking 9 dairy cows, it might also be the smallest in the country. Farming on a small scale works for us, as we process the milk in our little dairy and make very special…

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    Facilities

    Other

    • Waterfront

    Key Features

    • In countryside
    • Seafront
    • Unique venue
    • Waterfront

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Menus available in large print format

    Children & Infants

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

    Catering

    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Dairy-Free Options Available
    • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

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

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