Island life

Island life

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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Take off and take part

 The Isles of Scilly are a wonderful destination all year round. As well as the picture-perfect white sandy beaches, there are plenty of Island events to look forward to this year. Whether you hop over for an invigorating one-day escape, or book a longer restorative break; there’s an event to suit everybody in the family.…

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Treat your family to an island adventure (without the long haul!)

White sands, turquoise waters, tropical plants and beach BBQs. You don’t need to whisk your family to the other side of the world to enjoy an authentic island experience. In fact, the Isles of Scilly have the postcard-perfect scenery, the relaxing island lifestyle and so much more… If you’re craving an island escape, but don’t…

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The power of positive thought

It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings. Here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we think the best way to start the year is by being open-minded and setting yourself realistic goals. Your holiday is a chance to escape, to leave the daily worries behind and discover a relaxed, happier version of yourself.…

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#TravelLocal and live the island life

Travelling within the UK doesn’t mean leaving your sense of adventure at the check-in desk. Set your sights on the Isles of Scilly for an authentic taste of island life… 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…

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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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Dreaming of a white-sand Christmas

Discover the Christmas present that will put you on everyone’s nice list – a trip to the Isles of Scilly! It’s less than two months until Christmas and here on the Isles of Scilly we’re busy ironing our Santa suits in preparation for the Christmas dash and splash – a festive fancy dress event that…

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Scillonian III: Celebrating a spectacular season at sea

As the Scillonian III makes her final few journeys of 2015, we’re taking a look back at the moments that have made this summer extraordinary. If you’d like to visit the islands during the winter months, Skybus continues to operate regular flights from Land’s End and Newquay airports. We’ve enjoyed a wonderful summer sailing across…

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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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