Island life

Island life

Cold water therapy

With the crystal clear and shallow waters of Scilly being a great place to try wild swimming, we caught up with Nick and Bryony, who run Adventure Scilly on the Isles of Scilly to hear about the benefits of cold-water swimming. Tell us about Adventure Scilly? “We’ve been running Adventure Scilly since 2014. We organise…

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Island life

Alfresco dining

If you’re visiting the Isles of Scilly in the coming weeks and months, there are social distancing measures in public places and on public transport, including our travel services. They will be a little different from what you are used to. You can read about these here. Due to the current restrictions, some restaurants and…

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Island life

Summer’s on Scilly

The excitement of summer is something we look forward to each year, those long days spent exploring outside, feeling the sand between your toes and time spent with family and friends. The Isles of Scilly is noticeably different in each season; life is dictated by the weather and tides – summertime on Scilly is one…

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The spirit of craft

There’s no denying it, craft drinks have been a huge trend in the last few years with pioneers crafting new and exciting flavours with a story to tell. With companies creating original flavours, combined with genuine authenticity – and where’s better to sample this, than the Isles of Scilly. Whilst you can’t visit the Isles…

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Behind the Scenes

From Penzance to Scilly

Sue Lewington is producing a special illustrated book to celebrate our 100 year anniversary. Be one of the first to be notified when these are available to purchase. Simply follow the link and complete the form below and we’ll email you to let you know. Register Interest   Sue Lewington is a freelance illustrator living in…

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Island life

Isles of Scilly Memories – Gig Racing – Championship style

As part of our Isles of Scilly Memories series, this week as we approach the weekend that would have been the World Pilot Gig Championships; we are going to look back at previous championships and reminisce those IOS Memories. The World Pilot Gig Championships (WPGC) are an annual gig racing event held on the Isles…

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Island life

A beginner’s Scillonian guide

With just a handful of days to go before our passenger ferry returns to the water for another season, we thought we’d share some handy tips about our Scillonian service… If you haven’t already booked, you can book tickets online here. If you need any help, take a look at our handy film which explains…

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Day trips

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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Activity guides

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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Day trips

‘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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Activity guides

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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St Agnes, Isles of Scilly - Beach view
Island life

Make the most of your Scilly escape with a packed spring events calendar

Blessed by their southerly latitude and the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the Isles of Scilly are the first place that spring arrives in England. When you think of spring, you may conjure up images of fields of yellow Narcissi, blooms of colour in the hedgerows and migratory birds returning. And here’s the thing, spring…

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