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Live the island life this summer (without the long haul flight!)

White sands, turquoise waters, tropical palms. Sometimes we just need an island escape. Scilly offers that other worldly island experience you’d normally have to travel thousands of miles for, yet the archipelago sits just off the coast of Cornwall. What’s more, you’re invited to get stuck into island life and live like a local for…

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Experience a taste of island living

You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world for an authentic island experience. The Isles of Scilly have the postcard-perfect surroundings, the laid-back island lifestyle and so much more… You’ll be introduced to island culture from the moment you arrive on Scilly. Whether it’s paying for homegrown veggies using the much-loved…

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5 reasons to spend this spring on Scilly – Could we tempt you to #TravelLocal?

Scilly’s white sands and picturesque harbours might well be enough to tempt you to hop on a flight, but beyond the postcard perfect beaches you’ll also find a vibrant and welcoming community. Our list delves a little deeper into what makes these islands such an extraordinary destination for a spring escape… 1) Warm welcomes To…

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Your summer on Scilly starts… now!

With Chestnuts roasting on open fires and Jack Frost nipping at our noses, the summer holidays might feel like they’re a long way off. But book your Scilly adventure before New Year and you’ll have a wonderful holiday to look forward to once the excitement of Christmas Day has worn off. Take off and take…

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Travel Scilly: Giddy-up and experience St Mary’s on horseback

Trotting across white sands, cantering along bridal paths and splashing in the bays – travelling on horseback is a wonderful way to experience the incredible coastal scenery around St Mary’s. And with the stables just a couple of miles from both the airport and the harbour, horse riding is the ideal activity if you’ve just…

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Travel Scilly: Grab your camera and explore the extraordinary islands by boat.

What would be your ultimate holiday experience? How about spotting a pod of breaching dolphins, exploring an island that’s been uninhabited for over a century, or catching some mackerel for your dinner? Memories of Scilly are often made at sea, so rather than limit your stay to just one island, head to the quay and…

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Walk on the wild side

Set sail for a forager’s feast on Scilly Succulent sea spinach, slightly salty blackberries and abundant rock samphire – Scilly is the perfect environment in which to channel your inner forager.  It’s the perfect excuse to step away from the supermarkets and take a fresh look at nature’s pantry. For ten years, local foraging expert…

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Seeking family time? Discover Scilly. Family day trips from just £79

Remember the days when children would run around outdoors, when there were fewer technological distractions or busy roads for parents to worry about? Well, we know of one place where that is still the case – where you can reconnect as a family, surrounded by nature and the soothing sounds of the sea. You don’t…

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Explore land, air and sea from a fresh perspective during Walk Scilly Week.

Are you ready to be whisked out of the ordinary – to sail away from your workload and soar out of the every day? Walk Scilly Week is back from the 11th-17th April,  and it’s an extraordinary opportunity to explore the Isles of Scilly on foot, accompanied by the people who know the islands best……

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Special visitors fly to Scilly this October…

The summer season might be drawing to a close, but people continue to flock to Scilly hoping to catch a glimpse of the islands’ very special visitors: rare migrating birds on their annual journey south for the winter. Scilly has become a hotspot for birdwatchers in the autumn months, as there’s a real chance of…

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Enjoy an action-packed short break on Scilly

From walking, riding, sailing and kayaking to cycling, rock-hopping, snorkelling, sea safaris and more: you’ll never be short of something to do on the Isles of Scilly. If you like to keep active while on holiday, a fun-filled short break is just a hop, skip and a jump away… Uncover Scilly’s secrets on foot Exploring…

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