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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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Island life

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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Skybus: The fastest way to reach the Isles of Scilly

Flying with Skybus is a truly unique experience, whether it’s the personal welcome from your pilot as you are greeted before you board or the awe-inspiring views of the Devon and Cornwall coastline from the window; it’s the only plane journey you’ll be wishing took longer. Skybus operates all year round from Land’s End and…

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Island life

Soak up the sight of the Isles of Scilly

From take-off to landing, there’s always a view to remember on offer through the window of a Skybus plane or from the deck of the Scillonian passenger ferry. Travel by air or sea with Isles of Scilly Travel, and you’ll gain a whole new perspective of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Sail from Penzance…

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Top 10 things to do and see on your #IslandEscape

The Isles of Scilly are famous for their white sandy beaches and azure blue sea’s but relaxing on the beach isn’t the only thing to do on your island escape. We’ve pulled together a list of a whole host of activities waiting to be explored… 01: ISLAND HOPPING. There aren’t many destinations in the world…

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Snapshots of Scilly

Miles of white sandy beaches and fields of yellow Narcissi; with so many vistas, it’s always going to be a tough job picking a favorite. To make it a bit easier, we asked everyone here at Isles of Scilly Travel to describe their one ‘Scilly snapshot’, capturing what they love most about the islands. From the first…

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