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Explore two islands in one day this summer on Scilly

You may have seen pictures of the Isles of Scilly and thought they look a million miles away, but they are just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End and easily close enough to visit for the day. We’ve brought back our Saturday double sailings in the peak summer months meaning you’ll get a…

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Helen Glover visits the Isles of Scilly
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Helen Glover discovers the Isles of Scilly for the first time

Olympic Champion, Helen Glover needs little introduction, she grew up in Penzance and is keen to shout about Cornwall and her roots, which is why we asked Helen to be our ambassador for Isles of Scilly Travel. Helen, her partner Steve Backshall and their baby son Logan along with Helen’s mum who made regular visits…

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The Isles of Scilly remind you of how summers used to be

28 miles off the coast of Cornwall lies the perfect British summer, where the weather feels warmer and life moves more slowly. With few roads and even fewer cars, summer in the islands moves at the pace of the tides. The inter-island boat services take you across the crystal-clear sea, ferrying you from one pale…

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Cornwall’s own Olympic Champion Rower, Helen Glover discovers the Isles of Scilly

Olympic Champion rower Helen Glover is passionate about promoting her home county and in 2019 will be an ambassador for Isles of Scilly Travel. Helen hasn’t been to the islands but has heard so much about them that she wants to encourage more people to visit the Isles of Scilly. Helen, who grew up in…

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Isles of Scilly Family day trips

The Isles of Scilly are special for all ages but for families, it’s a great place to enjoy the simple things in life and appreciate all that the great outdoors has to offer. And with Whitsun around the corner, there’s ample opportunity to explore the Isles of Scilly in one day with our family day…

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Natalie Rance Scillonian's new Maine Ranger
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Q&A with Scillonian’s new Marine Ranger

As part of our partnership with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust we will have a dedicated Marine Ranger (Natalie) travelling aboard Scillonian III at least twice a week. We caught up with Natalie to find out why she’s excited to take on this role and what she hopes to achieve… Tell us a little…

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Inspired by Scilly

From photographers and painters to printmakers and glassblowers, the artistic community on the Isles of Scilly is rich and diverse. Wherever you look, you’ll find inspiration, studios and galleries- it could be the polished gallery on Tresco, a gig shed on Bryher housing a painter’s studio or deep Scillonian history stained into the glass windows of a church.…

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‘Island Hopping’ on the Isles of Scilly

With the Easter weekend forecast for sunshine and blue skies, we’re getting ready for a long weekend of indulging in the great outdoors… and a bit of chocolate too! Over on the Isles of Scilly, the islands are coming alive with spring colours in bloom across the hedgerows and headlands, wildlife is returning to the…

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Tips for the perfect Easter Scilly staycation

Spring is here and in Cornwall and over on the Isles of Scilly, we have been blessed with warm, sunny days. Flowers are blooming and migratory birds like puffins and swallows are returning to our shores. Easter is on the horizon and we’ve pulled together a few fun activities to be enjoyed on the Isles…

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Trails and tracks, explore the Isles of Scilly by foot this spring

One of the best ways to explore the Isles of Scilly is by exploring on foot. Each island has its own unique character where you will discover a landscape full of surprises, shifting in a medley of colours and senses throughout the day. We have handpicked one of our favourite walks to share with you,…

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Take time out to become a timeless traveller

From mainland to island, explore at your own pace; whether you are island hopping or Tamar crossing, there’s a break to suit everybody’s needs. Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are a haven for outdoor lovers, predominately the draw is the ocean but inland has a rich and diverse offering of events, countryside and…

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The first signs of spring on the Isles of Scilly

If you’re feeling the winter blues, we’ve put together some inspiration and reasons to get excited about the return of spring. For us at Isles of Scilly Travel and on the islands, one sure signal of spring is when Scillonian III returns to service. She returns on the 18th March and her crew have spent…

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