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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 2023
    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.
  1. Walking Stories
    Five acclaimed authors have used their love and knowledge of Scilly to write a short story, one for each of the inhabited islands. Listen here...

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  1. 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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    1

    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
  2. 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
  3. Add Juliet's Garden Restaurant and Bar to your Itinerary

    Address

    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
  4. 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:

    1

    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
  5. Add Dibble & Grub to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Old Fire Station, Porthcressa, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JQ

    Telephone

    01720 423719

    Isles of Scilly

    Mediterranean beachfront restaurant specialising in tapas. Alfresco tables and bright dining room for brunch, lunch and dinner. Fully licenced bar featuring local & Cornish produce, wines, beers and cocktails.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
  6. group sat at table
    group sat at table 2
    view from roof towards St. Mary's
    Inside table with people drinking
    food being served - think its a fish pie. Yum!
    men sat at table drinking.
    group sat at table
    group sat at table 2
    view from roof towards St. Mary's
    Inside table with people drinking
    food being served - think its a fish pie. Yum!
    men sat at table drinking.

    Add The Seven Stones Inn to your Itinerary

    Address

    St.Martin's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 423777

    St. Martin’s

    An attractive single room pub, recently re-furbished with plenty of wood and stone. Stunning views across the bay to St. Mary's. Good pub grub.

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  7. Add Phoenix Craft Studios to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422900

    St. Mary’s

    A co-operative of craftspeople in individual studios. Fused glass, fabrics, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery and more.

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  8. 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
  9. Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly

    Add Scilly Flowers to your Itinerary

    Address

    Churchtown Farm, St. Martin's, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720 422169

    St. Martin’s

    Scilly's postal flower service. Sending gift boxes of scented island flowers by 1st class post to any UK address all year round.

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    Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Visa accepted
  10. Add Fay Page Open Studio to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 423017

    St. Martin’s

    We make jewellery that is worn across Scilly, the UK and beyond.

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  11. 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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  12. Add Polreath Tea Room to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01720 422046

    Isles of Scilly

    Enjoy delicious home-baked cakes, cream teas and Moomaid ice cream in our plantsman’s garden, airy conservatory or Scillonian glasshouse. Open Sunday to Thursday 11:00 to 16:30. Please visit our website for up to date…

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  13. Add Adventure Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07748 102844

    Bryony offers flowing, uplifting yoga sessions; Nick is an experienced swim guide. Both Nick & Bryony are from Scilly and have extensive knowledge of swim spots and trail running routes across the islands, and can…

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • Groups
    • Stag and Hen Parties
    • Weddings

    Payment Methods

    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Open All Year

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Add St. Mary's Bike Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Strand, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07552 994709

    St. Mary’s

    What better way to discover St Mary's than by bike!  Bikes for all ages, abilities and sizes. Electric bikes now available.
    Coming for a day trip?  We can deliver to the airport.

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
  17. 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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  18. 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

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