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. Seahorse scarf design.
    Puffin scarf design.
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    Aerial view of islands scarf design.
    Seahorse scarf design.
    Puffin scarf design.
    Scarves in a row.
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    Add Silk Scarf Painting Workshop With Liz Askins to your Itinerary

    Address

    Phoenix Craft Studios, Porthmellon Business Park, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    07746 684973

    St. Mary’s

    Silk painting is the art of applying special dyes to silk. Anyone can create a beautiful wearable silk scarf whatever their artistic ability.

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  2. 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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    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
  3. 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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  4. Add Normandy Swimming Pool to your Itinerary

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

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    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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  6. Add Scilly Fish to your Itinerary

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    Scilly Fish, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JN

    Telephone

    07876 340032

    St. Mary’s

    A stay on Scilly would not be the same without fish and chips. The Scilly Fish van serves divine traditional fish and chips from Porthcressa Bank throughout the year.

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    Catering

    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service
  7. Add The Flying Boat Café & Deli to your Itinerary

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    New Grimsby, Tresco, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    01720 424068

    Tresco

    Tresco's relaxed and welcoming café-deli, boasting epic harbour views and serving great coffee, light bites, refreshing drinks and picnic essentials throughout the day.

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    • Seafront

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegans
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve lunch
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Beer Garden
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Locally-sourced produce

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  8. Vickie in studio.
    Crowned pigeon print.
    Storm petrel print.
    White Island cormorant print.
    Vickie in studio.
    Crowned pigeon print.
    Storm petrel print.
    White Island cormorant print.

    Add Lino-Cut Printing Workshop With Vickie Heaney to your Itinerary

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    Phoenix Craft Studios, Porthmellon Business Park, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    07900 933683

    St. Mary’s

    Make your own lino-cut print using this technique which lends itself to bold patterns and designs.

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  9. Add Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery to your Itinerary

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    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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  10. Add Juliet's Garden Restaurant and Bar to your Itinerary

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

    Telephone

    01720 422228

    Isles of Scilly

    Juliet's Garden is a well established, family run business which was created nearly 40 years ago on Seaways Farm, overlooking the harbour and seascape. Above Porthloo on St Mary's, its friendly atmosphere and fresh food…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • Clear signage
    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • COVID-19 staff training completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
    • Face masks required for staff in public areas
    • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Hygiene screens in place
    • One way system
    • Outside seating
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands

    Key Features

    • Seafront

    Accessibility

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

    Children & Infants

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

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Catering

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

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Beer Garden
    • Booking required
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Countryside
    • Dog Friendly
    • Exclusive hire of restaurant
    • Family Friendly
    • Free car parking
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Groups accepted
    • Independent Business
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • Live Music
    • Locally-sourced produce
    • On-site car parking
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Pets accepted
    • Private rooms

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  11. Winter Mountain live image.
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    Winter Mountain live image.
    Winter Mountain live image.
    Winter Mountain promo
    Winter Mountain live image.

    Add Winter Mountain to your Itinerary

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    Telephone

    01720 620600

    Isles of Scilly

    A prodigiously gifted songwriter with an extraordinarily soulful voice, Winter Mountain has released two critically acclaimed albums and toured the world. 

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  12. Stephen in gallery.
    Watercolour of Shark's Pit.
    Stephen in gallery.
    Watercolour of Shark's Pit.

    Add Ink Sketching Workshop With Stephen Morris to your Itinerary

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    Glandore Gallery, Porthloo Lane, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NE

    Telephone

    01720 422535

    St. Mary’s

    Stephen Morris will introduce the session at Glandore with a short talk about techniques.

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  13. Add Scilly Walks to your Itinerary

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

    Telephone

    01720 423326

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Walks offers guided walks, boat trips, slideshows and short break holidays to introduce you to the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly.

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  14. Add Isles of Scilly Golf Club to your Itinerary

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    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
  15. Add Lou Simmonds Pottery to your Itinerary

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    Lou Simmonds Pottery, Island Hall, The Meadow, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, TR22 0PL

    Telephone

    07501 441 455

    St. Agnes

    My tiny studio is nestled down on one of the old, minuscule flower pieces - a pebble's throw from the white sands of Periglis beach. I design and make all my pots in this idyllic location.

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  16. Justin plants 1
    Internal Garden Logo
    Internal Garden kit
    Justin sampling
    Justin plant listening
    Justin sampling 2
    Justin sampling bright lights.
    Equipment shot.
    Justin plants 1
    Internal Garden Logo
    Internal Garden kit
    Justin sampling
    Justin plant listening
    Justin sampling 2
    Justin sampling bright lights.
    Equipment shot.

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    Telephone

    01720 620600

    Isles of Scilly

    Have you ever wondered what plants sound and feel like? Sound artist Justin Wiggan will run a family-friendly workshop enabling participants to experience impulses and soundwaves from plants.

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  17. Mike O'Connor profile shot.

    Add Book Signing With Mike O'Connor to your Itinerary

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

    Telephone

    01720 620600

    St. Mary’s

    An opportunity to meet established Cornish writer and folklorist Mike O’Connor, who will be signing copies of his new book “Isles of Scilly Folk Tales”.

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  18. Add 'Oh Mary' to your Itinerary

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    Five Islands Academy,, Old Town, St Mary's

    Isles of Scilly

    “Mary Bryant’s story is one of incredible endurance and indomitable spirit. She is a young woman from Fowey who, as a convict, is sent away to the other side of the world to Botany Bay, Australia. As an instigator she…

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  19. Add Tresco Island Spa to your Itinerary

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    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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