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 Scilly Carts to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon Enterprise Centre, Porthmellon Business Park, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Carts offer 2, 4 or 6 seater electric carts (golf buggies) as an alternative way to explore St Mary's.

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  2. Add Isles of Scilly Museum Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422337

    St. Mary’s

    Situated at the front of the Town Hall on St. Mary's, pop in to browse the shop and enjoy the exhibition of some of the Museum's most prestigious collections.

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  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly start line 2019
    ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly swimmers in water
    ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly start line 2019
    ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly swimmers in water

    Add ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly 2022 to your Itinerary

    Address

    Holgate's Green, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Isles of Scilly

    ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Races finally returns on June 4th & 5th 2022. A weekend of racing across and between the islands. Register now!

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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

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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
  8. 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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  9. The Beach corner of restaurant.
    Resturant view
    Busy dinning room from above.
    The Beach. Tables and logo.
    Decking area.
    Clock and logo.
    Dinning room.
    Tables and chairs.
    The Beach corner of restaurant.
    Resturant view
    Busy dinning room from above.
    The Beach. Tables and logo.
    Decking area.
    Clock and logo.
    Dinning room.
    Tables and chairs.

    Add The Beach to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 419438

    Isles of Scilly

    The Beach is Scilly's first and only beachside BBQ restaurant, specialising in local seafood and rare breed meats. We provide a relaxed and informal shabby-chic interior as well as a balcony overlooking Porthmellon…

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
  10. Add Island Wildlife Tours to your Itinerary

    Address

    Will Wagstaff, Sally Port, St Marys, Isles Of Scilly, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0JE

    Telephone

    01720 422212

    Isles of Scilly

    Discover the natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly with Will Wagstaff, resident ornithologist and naturalist. Watch the passage of migrant birds; learn about the interesting local history and beautiful flora and fauna…

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  11. Add Tanglewood Table to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    Isles of Scilly

    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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Add St. Mary's Riding Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's Riding Centre, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NU

    Telephone

    01720 423855

    St. Mary’s

    A warm welcome awaits you at St Mary's Riding Centre.

    The only horse riding establishment in the Isles of Scilly. 

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  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 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