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For the love of, Scilly

Many of our visitors return to the Isles of Scilly, year after year, bringing family and friends who then share their love of Scilly with their family and friends. But, if you’ve never visited the islands before, you may be wondering just what makes these sand fringed shores, 28 miles west of Land’s End, so…

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Spring routes to the Isles of Scilly

Just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, lies a cluster of islands where spring arrives sooner, where the climate is just a little bit warmer, the flowers are brighter, and the sun sets later. Whether you’re looking for sheltered bays to discover, miles of wild heathland and coastline to explore or a diverse events…

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It’s only 28 miles from Cornwall, but spring really does come early on Scilly

It’s only 28 miles from Cornwall, but spring really does come early on Scilly If you can’t wait for spring, we have good news: you don’t have to. Because on the Isles of Scilly, spring arrives sooner – and we can prove it. Scilly enjoys a climate that’s warmer and brighter than the mainland –…

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The Isles of Scilly 2018 season in pictures

2018 has been a fantastic year in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly, we’ve had lots of warm sunny days extending right through to October. There were bright spring days with the sound of Oyster catchers scouring the shoreline and fields of Narcissi gently swaying in the breeze, there were the hot and still…

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A Stream of Scilly Memories

As it’s World Book Day today (1st March), we thought we’d share this lovely extract written by acclaimed novelist and lover of the Isles of Scilly, Michael Morpurgo. “Picture this. A two-year-old girl, August 1944, sits in birthday suit on Pentle Bay on Tresco, smiling in the sunshine, little fists full of sand. First time…

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Fly to Scilly from the UK, Ireland and Europe

Flying to the Isles of Scilly is all part of the experience; there’s no need for in-flight entertainment the open cockpit and bird’s eye views of the Devon countryside and Cornish coastline will have you wishing the flight is longer. Sights from Exeter Airport You’ll fly out over the historic city of Exeter — look for…

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The greatest show on Scilly? -It’s above your head.

Situated 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall are the beautiful Isles of Scilly, famous for their Caribbean like beaches and laid-back pace of life. But, after dark the skies come alive, Scilly’s remote location and dark, clear skies can make for spectacular star gazing. Local photography enthusiast Dave Sherris tells us more… “The Isles…

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A rarely seen species of dolphin has been spotted off the Cornish coast for the first time by citizen science volunteers.

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyors on board the Scillonian III passenger ferry to the Isles of Scilly sighted a pod of striped dolphin during their survey on Saturday – the first ever reported sighting of this species in the area. The three person team were on the bridge of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s ferry on the way back from St…

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5 top beaches on the Isles of Scilly

Long coastal walks, leisurely paddles between the bays and a foodie’s paradise, there’s no doubt about it the Isles of Scilly have plenty to offer and some of the most sought-after beaches in the UK. In case you need any more persuading, we’ve pulled together our top five beaches across the islands. Great Bay, St.…

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Another world is closer than you think

  It’s so easy to make your escape to the Isles of Scilly and discover the destination that feels like it’s a world away from anywhere else in England. You’ll experience the unique charms of Scilly from the moment you check-in with Isles of Scilly Travel, whether you’ve chosen to soar into the skies on…

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Discover an island paradise just 28 miles off the Cornish Coast

Book with Isles of Scilly Travel to visit the island paradise off the Cornish Coast in 2017… With Skybus flights from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airports reaching the Isles of Scilly in under an hour, it’s tantalisingly easy to discover everything this magical cluster of islands has to offer. Fly to Scilly, or opt…

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Island Paradise

“You’ll discover largely deserted stretches of fine white sand beaches and sparkling crystal-clear azure waters reminiscent of the Caribbean…” Discover the destination on your doorstep this year and fly to the Isles of Scilly with Skybus in less than an hour. Flights leave from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airport to reach this breathtakingly beautiful…

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