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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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40 winners of our ticket giveaway to mark Scillonian’s 40th anniversary announced

We asked you to get creative with your birthday wishes – and you didn’t disappoint! This spring, we launched a very special giveaway, with 40 free return ferry tickets to the Isles of Scilly on offer as we celebrated the 40th anniversary if the iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry. We asked people to wish Scillonian…

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A picture of the past

For more than 100 years, Gibson family photographers have documented life on Scilly, as well as recording the steady growth of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. We caught up with Sandra Kyne, daughter of Frank Gibson, to find out more about how the Group’s rich history has formed a key part of the Gibson…

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The perfect day trip to the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep – so grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Make the most of every moment… Sailing to the Isles of Scilly takes just under three hours and is a fantastic way to escape the every day.…

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On your marks, get set, GIG!

Isles of Scilly Travel have been proud sponsors of the World Pilot Gig Championships for 28 years. It’s time for the 28th World Pilot Gig Championships – one of the biggest events here on the Isles of Scilly – and as the official sponsors we couldn’t be more excited. Across three days, around 130 teams…

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Happy 40th birthday Scillonian III

This year we are in full celebration mode as our iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry celebrates 40 years in service, making her our longest-serving passenger ship to date. We will be celebrating this milestone anniversary with a variety of events, public exhibitions and giveaways, so everyone can share in the celebrations. Whether you’re a regular…

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All aboard!

It’s been another winter of hard work for the Scillonian III team, preparing our iconic ship for her 40th year of service. Every year at the end of the season (November) Scillonian goes into the Dry Dock, Penzance, for her annual maintenance. You may think the Scillonian crew get to have the winter off but…

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Seeking the island lifestyle? Discover Scilly

This spring, set sail for the Isles of Scilly and treat your family to an authentic taste of island life. With spectacular white-sand beaches and a vibrant, welcoming coastal community, it’s no wonder families return year after year… Sarah Firmin, 32, has been travelling to the Isles of Scilly every year since she was born.…

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Step into Spring

Shake off the winter as Spring is on the way! Over on the Isles of Scilly, the famous scented Narcissi are in full bloom, the yellow flowering gorse fills the air with its heady coconut scent, and the migrating seabirds have started to return -Puffins, Petrels and Shearwaters appear around the islands. Here in Penzance,…

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Discover iconic Cornish landmarks in a way you’ve never seen them before

It could be a birthday treat, anniversary present or simply something you’ve always wanted to do… The Cornish coastline is arguably the best coastline in the world and you’ll get to see it from a whole new perspective. You’ll fly in one of our Skybus Islander planes, flying between 500-1,000 feet with your own personal…

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One-day escape or a longer break?

There are lots of events to look forward to this year on the Isles of Scilly. Aside from the picturesque beaches, sweeping green hills and stunning skies, there’s lots to do on the Isles of Scilly. With foodie feasts, world championship qualifiers, folk festivals and walking festivals; there’s plenty to entertain the whole family. We’ve…

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Roger and Patsy Manning, island regulars

Roger and Patsy Manning first visited the Isles of Scilly in 1979 and have returned every year since, sometimes twice. After spotting a family baptism entry at a local museum, the couple’s curiosity about a branch of their family tree began to grow and they have continued to research it, finding out more about their…

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