En la preciosa isla de St Mary podrás hacer tanto o tan poco como quieras
St. Mary es la más grande de las islas Sorlingas (con una población de 1.800 habitantes) y constituye el portal de entrada al resto de islas. Con una superficie de apenas 4 kilómetros cuadrados, no puede decirse que sea precisamente un lugar bullicioso, pero sus conexiones de transporte aéreo y marítimo la convierten en la primera parada de tu visita.
Hugh Town es el principal núcleo urbano y cuenta con una amplia variedad de servicios: tiendas, bancos, iglesias, una oficina de correos, cafeterías, galerías de arte, restaurantes y pubs, además del maravilloso museo. Tiene tres preciosas playas: Porthcressa, con un parque infantil muy cerca; Town Beach, el lugar ideal para contemplar la actividad del muelle; y Porthmellon, que alberga el club de vela.
El muelle es donde atraca diariamente el ferry de pasajeros, el Scillonian III. También es el lugar desde el que zarparás si te hospedas en alguna de las otras islas o si sales a realizar una excursión en barco.
La otra población “importante” de St Mary es Old Town, cerca del aeropuerto. Tiene una preciosa playa, una reserva natural, la Iglesia de Old Town – donde está enterrado Sir Harold Wilson –, un parque infantil, una tienda, un pub y diversas cafeterías.
En el interior, lejos del relativo ajetreo, la isla de St. Mary es un tranquilo refugio lleno de tesoros escondidos. A lo largo del litoral se extienden amplias playas desiertas de arena blanca, magníficas calas rocosas, espectaculares paisajes, sorprendentes yacimientos arqueológicos, preciosos paseos y vistas panorámicas que recorren varios kilómetros de rondas costeras, caminos rurales y senderos naturales.
A US based travel company servicing the US and Canada for vacation packages to the Isles of Scilly, England.
Our one-price complete package includes return flights for all domestic and international travel needs plus internal travel in England and accommodation.
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Just 28 miles of the Cornish coast you will discover 5 islands, surrounded by azure waters, white beaches and a wonderful climate where sub–tropical plants thrive.
Hop on board the Scillonian III, our recently refurbished ship and discover the Isles of Scilly. The Scillonian Passenger Ferry sets sail from Penzance harbour up to 7 days a week.
Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, Steamship House, Quay Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BZ.Read more »
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.
- Guided bike tour around St Mary's Thursday1st June - Contact us to book or for more infomation <Read more »
“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 travelling at speed afloat.
Marine life trips to look for Dolphins and Seals.Read more »
The Scilly Cart Co is a family owned and run business providing electric vehicles for use across St. Mary’s. With flexible hiring options and easy to use carts, it’s a great way to discover the many varied and beautiful places on the island. It is also ideal for people with reduced mobility who wish to explore.Read more »
We are a friendly and reliable taxi service based on St. Mary’s, working seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. We have two vehicles available for hire, one carrying four passengers and one carrying six passengers. The larger vehicle has two integrated baby/booster seats so children can be transported safely and comfortably. We are available for a quick taxi trip to get you from A to B, as well as more leisurely tours of the island.
We really look forward to being of service to you whilst you are on the islands.Read more »
Bikes are the primary form of transport on the island and are available to hire at the bike store, which is located next door to Tresco Stores & Deli at the Flying Boat. There are bikes to suit all age groups. Guests can pre-book for their stay by calling the Island Office on +44 (0)1720 422849.Read more »
Scilly's Wildlife is varied and everchanging; from the resident Scilly Shrew and Atlantic Grey Seals to the migratory swallows and puffins. Whatever you're searching for why not join one of our team on a Wildlife excursion or guided walk and discover Scilly's wild side.Read more »
Tamarisk is a new gallery in the centre of Hugh Town showcasing artwork by local painters and craftspeople as well as arts and crafts from further afield. Artists include Imogen Bone, C N Smith, Sue Lewington and Oriel Hicks. Locally produced jewellery, cards and gifts are also available. Several of the craftspeople exhibiting work are based locally at Phoenix Craft Studios, Porthmellon Business Park.
For more information please see our website www.tamariskscilly.co.uk or visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.Read more »
Exhibits of local interest from pre-history to the present day: the Romano-British brooches and coins from Nornour; the Bryher Sword and Mirror; the Civil War in Scilly; finds from many shipwrecks; model boats; collections of birds, shells and clay pipes; an old Scillonian kitchen and much, much more.Read more »
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 as you take a relaxed walk along the Islands' coasts and trails. Will visits each of the inhabited islands weekly, weather and tides permittingRead more »
A light spacious flat for 2 people in a quiet position off the road, just a short level walk to the harbour and Porthcressa beach. Separate lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with electric shower. The bedroom has a double bed. Electricity, bed linen and towels are included. Friday changeover.Read more »
Four star, self catering cottages set in an acre of award winning gardens above Pelistry Bay on St Marys. With solar heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and croquet lawn. Carnwethers provides comfortable contemporary accommodation for the perfect island holiday. Read more »
New for 2018! Peninnis Farm Lodges offer self-catering holidays in custom designed lodges that are fully furnished with excellent kitchens, comfortable bedrooms and shower rooms with all mod cons. Whether it’s a romantic retreat or a family adventure – we have an excellent farm holiday experience to offer! Dogs are accepted by prior arrangement. Read more »
Character granite cottage where a warm welcome awaits you as we continue the tradition of generations of Scillonian flower growers welcoming guests into the farmhouse.
With views over gardens and Old Town, we are only one minute walk from the beach, and 15 minutes walk from Hugh Town.
See our recommendation in 'Lonely Planet'.Read more »
Hebe is a cosy cottage which is joined onto Veronica Farm one of the oldest buildings on the islands. It's at the sheltered southern end of Bryher just moments away from Green Bay and the island's boat hire facility. Hebe has a private and a shared garden with furniture and a BBQ for you to enjoy. Read more »
Situated in Hugh Town, St. Mary’s, this is a large spacious family town house with views of harbour. All facilities to accommodate extended families. Trevean is within easy reach of beaches, off shore boat trips, shops and restaurants. Read more »
The View, Harbour Gaze, is a detached and very private studio suite with separate bedroom that can be either a twin or super double.
This sensitively developed and well equipped, self-catering detached studio suite has homely charm and the most stunning views across Hugh Town, St. Mary's Harbour and Roads to the off-islands. Read more »