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. Food & Drink
    Nowhere is more local than the food and drink sourced, grown, and reared across our five tiny inhabited islands
  3. What's On
    Planning to visit in 2019? Then take a closer look at some of the fantastic festivals and events taking place throughout the year.
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    Escape to Scilly! Enter our prize draw for a chance to win a spring break at the luxury Karma St. Martin's hotel.

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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 Folk Club with Special Guests to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Town Inn, Old Town Inn, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Isles of Scilly

    Join local musicians and some special guests for the regular folk night at Old Town Inn; expect a mix of traditional and contemporary folk music with a friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to participate, all welcome.

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  2. Add On the Quay Restaurant & Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Quay, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HU

    Telephone

    01720 423525

    Isles of Scilly

    ‘On the Quay’ is the new ‘must visit’ restaurant, bar & café. Relax in our designer harbour view restaurant, soak up the sun on our balcony or enjoy the convenience of our grab and go cafe. On the Quay serves amazing...

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    Facilities

    Other

    • Waterfront

    Key Features

    • Seafront
    • Unique venue

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Disability awareness training for all personnel
    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
    • Toilets for disabled visitors

    Children & Infants

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

    Catering

    • Bar
    • 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
    • American Express accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Conference facilities
    • Dog Friendly
    • Exclusive hire of restaurant
    • Groups accepted
    • Independent Business
    • Pets accepted

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  3. Add Magical Fish Pottery Workshop to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher Community Centre, Bryher, Isles of Scilly

    Bryher

    Join Alex for  a ceramic workshop on the tiny island of Bryher. Create your own fancy fish, bobbing boats, owl herb pots and beautiful birds which will then be fired in our shed and posted to you.

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  4. Add Low Tide Experience to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422849

    Isles of Scilly

    Join us on Saturday 20th April (Easter Saturday) or Sunday 1st September for one or both of 2019's amazing low tide mini pop-up festivals. Roll up your trouser legs and enjoy the foodie delights, gin and prosecco bars,...

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  5. Add Bats, moths and the moon to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Beach, Porthmellon, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    St. Mary’s

    Meet outside of The Beach restaurant, Portmellon, at 9.15pm. Join our Ranger Darren on this fabulous night walk with a focus on bats, but looking & listening at all things out at night. Please bring a torch if you...

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  6. Add Island Fish to your Itinerary

    Address

    Kenython, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 423880

    Bryher

    The Pender family that make up Island Fish have been fishing out of Bryher for hundreds of years, supplying quality fresh lobster, crab, wet fish & shellfish products across the Isles of Scilly

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  7. Add Normandy Swimming Pool to your Itinerary

    Address

    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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  8. Add Fused Glass Workshop with Oriel Hicks to your Itinerary

    Address

    Phoenix Gallery, Porthmellon, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422900

    St. Mary’s

    Work with Oriel to learn how to cut glass along with the basic principles of kiln fusing; how certain colours act and react with heat. You can create up to four small or two larger items including key rings, window...

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  9. 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 etc

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  10. Add Rock Pooling and Beach Combing, Tresco to your Itinerary

    Address

    Raven's Porth, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Tresco

    Meet near the flag at 12:30 at Raven's Porth. . Join Darren, our local Ranger, for a guided tour of the rocky shore looking in the shallows at whatever wildlife is about. Everyone welcome, every session is different.

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  11. Add Soft Pastels Workshop with Gill Schofield to your Itinerary

    Address

    Phoenix Studios, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07964 266310

    Isles of Scilly

    Capture the dramatic skies of Scilly in soft pastels. Come and have a go using a range of quality pastels on Clairefontaine PastelMat surface. No experience needed, but can get messy so avoid long sleeves.

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  12. 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 423418

    Isles of Scilly

    Come and see a working vineyard in action. Enjoy an informative tour and sample our unique selection of fine wines - or simply pop by the visitor centre/shop at your leisure

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  13. Add Calypso Boat Company to your Itinerary

    Address

    St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07778198454

    Isles of Scilly

    Boat trips from St Mary's with skipper Tim - visit 3 islands in one day, take a day trip to an off island or an unihabited island, or a trip to see seals and birds.

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  14. Add The Bishop and the Diva, Musical Theatre with Stamp and Go to your Itinerary

    Address

    Five Islands Academy, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Isles of Scilly

    Stamp and Go present the dramatic story of the Bishop Rock combining the fertile imaginations of eighteenth-century journalists with the inspirational writing of Annamaria Murphy; there are stories that are set about...

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  15. 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 thousands of exotic plants from around the world flourishing right here on the Isles of Scilly...

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    Facilities

    Other

    • Gift Shop

    Attraction Facilities

    • Plant Sales
    • Shop
    • Tea Rooms

    Key Features

    • Approx length of visit - Allow at least half a day
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Establishment Features

    • Event venue
    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
    • Open All Year
    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  16. 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
  17. Add Poetry Afternoon with Paul Dodgson to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's Library, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422663

    St. Mary’s

    Let's Have Some Poetry Please
    Do you have a favourite poem you would like Paul to read aloud - is there a special story behind your choice? Let us have your requests and come and join Paul in the library.

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  18. Add Scilly Spirit Distillery to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NN

    Telephone

    01720 422400

    St. Mary’s

    At Scilly Spirit Distillery we offer tours of our Island Gin making, to see our 500 litre and 100 litres stills in action. In our Gin School you will learn about gin making and it’s history, enjoy some delicious gin...

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    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp/Level Access

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  19. Add Ravensporth Sailing Base to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424919

    Tresco

    Sailing, windsurfing, sit-on kayaks, stand-up paddle boarding, fast RIB trips, kayak tours, hire & tuition. Taster sessions to full RYA courses with fully qualified instructors. Activities to try for all ages.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available