Die Insel St. Mary’s ist einfach wunderschön!
St. Mary’s ist die größte der Scilly-Inseln (1.800 Einwohner) und das Tor zu den übrigen Scillys. Die knapp 6,5 Quadratkilometer große Insel ist ein friedlicher Ort und aufgrund der Flug- und Seeverbindungen mit allergrößter Wahrscheinlichkeit der erste Anlaufpunkt Ihres Urlaubs.
Hauptort der Insel ist Hugh Town mit Geschäften, einer Bank, Kirche und Postamt, Cafés, Galerien, Restaurants und Pubs sowie einem wunderschönen Museum. Der Ort hat drei Strände in unmittelbarer Nähe: Porthcressa mit einem angeschlossenen Spielbereich für Kinder, Town Beach, von wo aus man wunderbar das Kommen und Gehen am Kai beobachten kann, und Porthmellon mit seinem Segelzentrum.
Die Personenfähre Scillonian III legt hier am Kai an. Hier ist auch Ihre Ablegestelle, wenn Sie auf eine der anderen Inseln weiterreisen oder wenn Sie einen Tagesausflug von St. Mary’s aus unternehmen.
Old Town ist die andere „größere“ Siedlung auf St. Mary’s. Der Ort liegt näher am Flughafen und hat einen eigenen, wunderschönen Strand, ein Naturschutzgebiet, die Old Town Church, in der Sir Harold Wilson begraben liegt, ein Soft-Play-Zentrum für Kinder, ein Geschäft, einen Pub und Cafés.
Weiter landeinwärts und abseits des „Trubels“ ist St. Mary’s eine entspannte Ruheoase voller verborgener Schätze. Die Küste wird Sie mit langen und menschenleeren weißen Stränden, spektakulären, felsigen Buchten, atemberaubenden Meerespanoramen, beeindruckenden archäologischen Stätten und wunderschönen Landschaften entlang von ausgedehnten Küstenwegen und Naturpfaden begeistern.
Skybus fly all year round to St Mary’s from Land’s End and Newquay, and from Exeter between March and November. If you are staying on Tresco, we recommend that you book your journey through the Island Office as our fares include all island transfers.Read more »
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 »
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.
Options include travelling via Dublin or London.Read more »
There are daily trips to the islands and out to see the wildlife and lighthouses. Boats leave from 10:15am and return until 4:45pm. The service is seven days a week from just before Easter or the beginning of April until the end of October. There are evening trips available through the main part of the season.
There is an attractive special offer on purchases of ten or more tickets. We can cater for special groups and parties. Made up of the ten largest boats operating from St Mary's, we are the prime mover of visitor traffic.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 »
St Agnes Boating is a small family owned business that has over twenty years experience boating within the islands using Scilly's only purpose built catamaran the Spirit of St Agnes. For a more intimate bespoke service the Enterprise is available for special hire, fishing and sightseeing trips. Call us or go online to discuss your requirements.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 »
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 »
“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 »
Stuck for gift ideas?
When you don't know what to get a loved one for their Birthday or Christmas why not gift them Membership to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust? This is the perfect gift for Scilly-lovers everywhere! By supporting the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust you help to ensure that management and conservation work continues and our beautiful islands are looked after all year round.
Located within their home at Porthloo, Glandore Gallery is a small, friendly, beachside gallery run by local artist, Stephen Morris, and his wife, Lois. Stephen paints exclusively ‘en plein air’ in watercolour and, more recently, inks, with a colourful and distinctive signature style. His cards and giclee prints are also available along with those of his late aunt, Nan Heath.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 »
The Star Castle Hotel is 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 hotels focus is to provide exceptional customer service to all their guests as well as delightful rooms and award winning gourmet food. We have three different licenced wedding venues and a great setting to enjoy a drinks reception outside (weather permitting) followed by a wedding breakfast. The hotel accommodates up to 40 for a wedding celebration.Read more »
Scilly Walks is run by Dr Katharine Sawyer and offers guided walks, boat trips and slide shows to introduce you to 8000 years of archaeology and history in the Isles of Scilly. There are full day and half day visits to all the inhabited and several of the uninhabited islands.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 »
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 »
Welcome to Green Farmhouse- Luxury Coastal Retreats,
Named after a traditional narcissi, Old Pheasants Eye is a cosy private annexe.
The minute you enter you’ll feel at home.
Inside you will find a kitchen/diner with all mod-cons and coffee machine.
Through you’ll find a large bedroom with 1500 pocket sprung super-kingsize bed, which can be made up as a twin room by request.
Sink into luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, or curl up in the love seat, and watch TV.Read more »
Beautifully presented five bedroom house with spectacular views, in a perfect location with a large garden. Monday changeover. Minutes from beaches, town, quay and coast walks.
Large, open-plan kitchen/dining room/lounge, ideal for socialising, with a further separate lounge on the first floor. Ideally suited for extended familiy gatherings or two families sharing.
Chy Carn sleeps up to 10 in a combination of king size, zip & link and twin rooms all either ensuite or with a dedicated shower/bath room. It also benefits from a ground floor bedroom.Read more »
Refreshed in 2016 redecorated with new carpets etc
3 Rosevean House is the light, airy top flat of an Edwardian semi-detached house, with a lovely view over the Chaplaincy gardens and Rams Valley to Porthcressa beach at the rear. Situated in Hugh Town, the main centre on the island of St Marys, Isles of Scilly.
View the flat on a YouTube tour and availability - click on the link in Additional Information below
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Run by a Scillonian, Nundeeps B&B offers superb value for money and is ideally located in a quiet location on the edge of Hugh Town, close to Porthcressa Beach.
It's a flat, easy walk to the quay where boats head off to Tresco and the other 'off islands'. Feel free to borrow picnic things, towels or blankets to take with you.
The two guest bedrooms are light and airy with a coastal feel. The small garden is a sheltered spot to sit and relax.
Check out our great reviews on TripAdvisor!Read more »
Situated in a quiet area just under a mile from Hugh Town. As both Porthlow Farm Chalets change over on the same day they can be booked together for larger parties of up to eight guests.
Chalet 2 sleeps four in two twin bedrooms.Read more »
Aldersyde is an immaculately presented attractive granite (former sea captains) cottage. Full of period features and comfortably furnished. It is situated in a quiet central town location only a few yards from Town Beach and ideally situated for local amenities and the quay. With a secluded sunny courtyard for alfresco dining and large light and airy conservatory for cooler days.Read more »
This second floor studio apartment benefits from views to the harbour from the front and the Garrison to the rear.
As with all Minalto apartments, attention to detail is obvious throughout. Sleeps two in a double arrangement.Read more »
You will receive a warm welcome at The Old Chapel.
Our home cooked breakfast made from local produce will set you up for the day as you enjoy the beautiful sights the islands have to offer.
Our spacious double rooms and well appointed bathrooms, with wrought iron beds and high quality linens
We provide a comfortable and relaxing space for you to rest and recharge your batteries after a long day exploring.
We can also offer trip advice or make restaurant bookings to help you make the most of your visit to the islands