Island life

Island life

Your wildlife checklist

  We’ve pulled together a wildlife checklist- how many can you spot during your holiday? Kittiwake: The Kittiwake, sometimes referred to as the true seagull due to the fact they only ever come in land to breed. They nest in colonies on cliff tops and rock ledges from February-August. Manx Shearwater: Manx shearwaters spend most…

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Island hopping on the Isles of Scilly

Have you ever visited a land where there are hundreds of islands, with only five of them being inhabited? The Isles of Scilly are made up of five inhabited and hundreds of un-inhabited islands and rocky outcrops, located just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End. Getting there couldn’t be easier with regular Skybus…

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A warm summers day trip to Scilly

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel we’ve had the pleasure of a 14 year old work experience student join the team. Joanna spent some time on the islands and during her visit she wrote about her experience. The piece is such a fantastic introduction to the islands and we thought you’d enjoy reading it too! Wednesday…

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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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The perfect view

The Isles of Scilly are a magical destination with a stunning back drop of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Just 28 miles from the Cornish coast are 5 inhabited and numerous uninhabited islands waiting to be explored. As well as being picture perfect, the islands are known for the emerging food and drink…

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Experience Scilly this summer with a day trip like no other

Just 28 miles off the Cornish coast lies an archipelago of sub-tropical islands waiting to be explored. With miles of white sandy beaches, fascinating wildlife, tropical gardens and much more; it’s no wonder short trips are becoming increasingly popular. So grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Visitors can…

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Flora and Fauna, the Isles of Scilly have a plethora of beauty to enjoy

White sandy beaches and sea that’s so crystal clear it’s as if you’re in the Caribbean, the Isles of Scilly are a haven waiting to be discovered. And the best part is you don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to experience them. Being so closely located to the Golf Stream,…

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Folk at your fingertips!

If an island paradise and long weekend of folk music sound like the perfect weekend away we’ve got just the destination for you… With a second bank holiday to enjoy this month, why not make the three days count and book an extraordinary escape to the Isles of Scilly. With mile-long beaches and coastal paths…

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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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Connect your family with the ocean this summer, exploring secluded bays and swimming in crystal clear waters on the Isles of Scilly

Seeking a family holiday with a difference this summer? Travel local to the Isles of Scilly and set sail for Scilly on-board Scillonian III or take a short fifteen-minute flight with Skybus from Land’s End Airport. Claire Sandford grew up on the Isles of Scilly, she lets us into some insider knowledge about the islands…

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 The Isles of Scilly are famously dog friendly and so are we!

Scilly offers the complete island experience without the long haul flight. In fact, you’ll spend a maximum of one hour in the air, or less than three hours on the ferry. But travelling local isn’t just about the islands’ close proximity; it’s about becoming part of island life for the length of your stay. One…

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Discover your inner creativity this spring on Scilly

The Isles of Scilly have inspired many an artist and writer, mainland and island based. Head over to the islands and discover why for yourself. This spring start your inspired journey to the Isles of Scilly, travelling by air in an eight or nineteen seater aircraft. You’ll discover the Cornish coastline with a bird’s eye…

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