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For the love of, Scilly

Many of our visitors return to the Isles of Scilly, year after year, bringing family and friends who then share their love of Scilly with their family and friends. But, if you’ve never visited the islands before, you may be wondering just what makes these sand fringed shores, 28 miles west of Land’s End, so…

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Everything slows to a walking pace

After Land’s End, spring begins. It’s been a while since you’ve seen flowers in the hedgerows or felt the sun on your skin. So, here’s something worth knowing. 28 miles from Cornwall, you’ll find the Isles of Scilly’s sea pinks and purple loosestrife in full bloom. There’s more sunshine, and the evenings stay lighter, longer…

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Spring routes to the Isles of Scilly

Just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, lies a cluster of islands where spring arrives sooner, where the climate is just a little bit warmer, the flowers are brighter, and the sun sets later. Whether you’re looking for sheltered bays to discover, miles of wild heathland and coastline to explore or a diverse events…

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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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It’s only 28 miles from Cornwall, but spring really does come early on Scilly

It’s only 28 miles from Cornwall, but spring really does come early on Scilly If you can’t wait for spring, we have good news: you don’t have to. Because on the Isles of Scilly, spring arrives sooner – and we can prove it. Scilly enjoys a climate that’s warmer and brighter than the mainland –…

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The Isles of Scilly 2018 season in pictures

2018 has been a fantastic year in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly, we’ve had lots of warm sunny days extending right through to October. There were bright spring days with the sound of Oyster catchers scouring the shoreline and fields of Narcissi gently swaying in the breeze, there were the hot and still…

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All things ‘Scilly’

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d put together our favourite gift ideas using all things Scilly. Here’s our top picks: Isles of Scilly Travel gift vouchers, you can purchase gift vouchers for as little or as much as you like, to find out about our Travel vouchers, call our friendly travel centre…

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Keep Scilly wild and beautiful

Did you know 64% of the Isles of Scilly are looked after by just one charity? We’ve caught up the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to hear about the great work they do across the islands. “The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is the local, independent conservation charity with a small staff team, of seven,…

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A busy summer at sea

As the busy summer season draws to a close, we’ve caught up with the ORCA team to hear about all of the wildlife sightings they’ve recorded from aboard Scillonian III this year. We’ve been in partnership with ORCA for nine years, the route between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly and the waters surrounding West…

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Ten top Autumn activities on the Isles of Scilly

It’s September and as the summer draws to a close, here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we’ve been reflecting on what an exceptional summer we’ve had on Scilly and the many glorious long summer days. But Autumn brings an entirely new perspective to the Islands, the kids have gone back to School and the crowds…

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Tips from the Chef’s Table

Get a flavour for the Isles of Scilly, you’re never far away from fresh, local produce. We asked Euan Rodger, owner of Tanglewood Kitchen on St. Mary’s, how to self-cater to impress, tackle Scillonian seafood and please the picky-eater in your life. I’m a novice in the kitchen, and there’s only basic equipment in my…

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A day with Scilly’s seals

You might be surprised how much you can do on a day trip to Scilly — visitors Katie and Rory share their story of bird-watching, ginger tea, and snorkeling with Atlantic grey seals. “We set off from home at around 6am, as were booked on the first flight of the day from Land’s End airport. After…

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