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. 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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    Justin sampling bright lights.
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    Justin plants 1
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    Internal Garden kit
    Justin sampling
    Justin plant listening
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    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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    Add Beginners Pottery Workshop With Fiona Hufton to your Itinerary

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    Porter's Lodge, Near Ruin Beach Café, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0PU

    Tresco

    A pottery experience for beginners which will include throwing on the wheel and decorating a previously made item.

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  4. Mike O'Connor promo shot.

    Address

    Telephone

    01720 620600

    Isles of Scilly

    Established Cornish writer and folklorist Mike O’Connor will be sharing extracts from his new book “Isles of Scilly Folk Tales” told through the experience of a real 19th Century travelling storyteller.

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  5. Mike O'Connor profile shot.

    Add Book Signing With Mike O'Connor to your Itinerary

    Address

    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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  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

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    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.

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  7. Add Olivia's Kitchen to your Itinerary

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    Olivia's Kitchen At The Vine, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 423168

    Isles of Scilly

    Take a break from exploring the beautiful island of Bryher by popping into Olivia’s Kitchen At The Vine. Sit back, relax and enjoy some wonderful food and drink while taking in some breath-taking views. 

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  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

    Address

    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. Ty at work.
    Ty at work
    Daymark pots
    mugs and vases
    Ty at work.
    Ty at work
    Daymark pots
    mugs and vases

    Add Pottery Workshop & Taster Session With Ty Van den Berg to your Itinerary

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

    Isles of Scilly

    Self-taught potter Ty will demonstrate his skills and show his work including his trademark 'Daymark' vases - drop in or book a session.

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    Add Tresco Makers’ Market to your Itinerary

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    Flying Boat Studio, New Grimsby Harbour, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Isles of Scilly

    Come and browse a selection of original art, cards and stationery, ceramics, jewellery, sewn accessories and clothing and other gifts.

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  11. Stuns'ls group photo.

    Add Stuns'ls to your Itinerary

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    01720 620600

    Isles of Scilly

    Stuns'ls are a small shanty group, who mainly want to have fun and keep the heritage of sea shanties alive.

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  12. Add The Beach to your Itinerary

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

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    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
  14. 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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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service
  15. Add Sea Quest Glass Bottom Boat to your Itinerary

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    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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  16. 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
  17. The Story Republic inside performance
    The Story Republic beach.
    The Story Republic street
    The Story Republic inside performance
    The Story Republic beach.
    The Story Republic street

    Address

    Isles of Scilly

    The Story Republic will rouse you with shanties, delight with stories and charm you with wit and fun.

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  18. Add 'Oh Mary' to your Itinerary

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    The Island Hall, St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly

    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 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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  20. Adults' Polymer Clay Workshop With Emma Humphries jewellery 1
    Adults' Polymer Clay Workshop With Emma Humphries jewellery 2
    Adults' Polymer Clay Workshop With Emma Humphries jewellery 3 green
    Adults' Polymer Clay Workshop With Emma Humphries jewellery 1
    Adults' Polymer Clay Workshop With Emma Humphries jewellery 2
    Adults' Polymer Clay Workshop With Emma Humphries jewellery 3 green

    Add Adults' Polymer Clay Workshop With Emma Humphries to your Itinerary

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

    St. Mary’s

    Students will work in polymer clay, using the klimt technique to design patterns and turn them into products of their choice; jewellery, buttons, scarf pins, coasters to name just a few.

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