Island life

Island life

This spring, #TravelLocal and discover an island paradise that inspired the iconic Blondie

The Isles of Scilly are a million miles from ordinary. With their unique location just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall and Britain’s best kept secret, it’s no surprise that celebrity figures make an appearance. In 1982, the famous singer Blondie and her band headed to the Isles of Scilly to film a music…

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The Sail of the Century

Day tripping, holiday making or essential lifeline, the Scillonian’s been ploughing the water from mainland to island for nearly a century. The islands first lifeline came in 1845 with the Lyonesse- a sailing cutter to carry mail and cargo, on a good day she could get to the islands in six hours but when there…

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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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Life beside the Sea

“Year after year, families return to Scilly; something about the quality of life is addictive.” Taking the Scillonian passenger ferry to the Isles of Scilly is a journey that ignites the islands’ magic, offering your family happy memories before you’ve even arrived. Heading out across the Atlantic, a simple game of eye spy can be…

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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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Experience an island adventure this Spring

It’s the dream escape. Heading to a island destination and seeing those first glimpses of white sands from above, finding your bearings and exploring secluded beaches with a few tips from the locals, feasting on mackerel caught fresh that day and snorkelling in crystal clear bays. If you’re craving a taste of island life, you…

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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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A true taste of island life – The Isles of Scilly

Re-ignite your wanderlust soaring over the coast in an eight-seat aircraft. Hop between islands and discover new landscapes each day. Follow winding paths that lead to secluded white-sand beaches. Breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy the unique scents of subtropical flowers. Nourish your soul feasting on locally caught shellfish. Nothing beats getting stuck…

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Seeking the Island Lifestyle – Discover Scilly

This summer, 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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The Scent of the Islands – a history of flower farming on Scilly

Scented Narcissi from Scilly have cheered up many a home for generations with their early spring colour and beautiful scents. In 1879 an enterprising islander sent a box of wild narcissi to Convent Garden market, the buyers were so impressed the flower farming history emerged almost overnight. Flower farming took off on the Islands and…

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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…

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Travel Local and fall in love with Scilly this February

There’s a certain charm to Scilly in the winter months, when the busy summer season has settled down and the children have gone back to school. The light shifts to a wintry blue that casts a magnificent specter across the islands and the sea a whirling white of sea horses. Immerse yourself in wave watching on a blustery day…

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