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TV wildlife expert Ray Mears is the new Patron of the Steamship Group

One of the country’s best-loved TV presenters and internationally famous bushcraft expert Ray Mears has been named as a Patron of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group in 2018 to help promote the UK destination as a unique place to visit and enjoy. Ray, also a famous author and bushcraft instructor with his company Woodlore,…

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Spring into Spring and set sail for the Isles of Scilly

Over on the Isles of Scilly, the Narcissi are in bloom, the evenings are getting lighter, and the boats are being put back in the water in preparation for the season ahead. In Penzance, the Scillonian team have been busy with the annual checks and upkeep of Scillonian III, our flagship passenger ferry for another…

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A Stream of Scilly Memories

As it’s World Book Day today (1st March), we thought we’d share this lovely extract written by acclaimed novelist and lover of the Isles of Scilly, Michael Morpurgo. “Picture this. A two-year-old girl, August 1944, sits in birthday suit on Pentle Bay on Tresco, smiling in the sunshine, little fists full of sand. First time…

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Fly to Scilly from the UK, Ireland and Europe

Flying to the Isles of Scilly is all part of the experience; there’s no need for in-flight entertainment the open cockpit and bird’s eye views of the Devon countryside and Cornish coastline will have you wishing the flight is longer. Sights from Exeter Airport You’ll fly out over the historic city of Exeter — look for…

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Enjoy an island escape this February on the Isles of Scilly

Whether it’s a half term break with the family or a romantic break for two this Valentines Day, you’ll find lots of things to see and do on the Isles of Scilly. Connect Scilly Fly direct from Newquay or Land’s End Airport, with major connecting flights from the UK and Europe to Newquay Airport- it’s…

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Make 2018 the year you travel to the Isles of Scilly

Christmas may be over but there’s lots of things to look forward to in the new year, the remaining winter months on the Isles of Scilly are quiet and a great time of year for exhilarating beach walks to wrap up and enjoy. The north coast of St Martin’s and the fittingly named Hell Bay…

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Make the connection to Scilly in 2018

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel we’re busy looking ahead to the next season and we’re really excited to release our latest instalment of our Isles of Scilly series. Let us take you to the first-place summer arrives in England and the last place that it leaves…    If you know a Scilly lover who…

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Our top 10 images of 2017

Wild beaches, rocky coastlines and tropical palms, it’s not a surprise that Scilly is often referred to as Cornwall’s Caribbean. From sweeping headlands, stunning sunsets and fascinating places to explore, the Isles of Scilly are truly magical. We’ve had another fantastic season and wanted to share some of our best images of the year, here’s…

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Behind the Scenes

The Job at the End of the Street, behind the Scenes with Mickey

As part of our behind the scenes series, we thought we’d introduce Mickey Murley, a key member of staff in the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group. Mickey works at Penzance Dry Dock, maintaining the groups ships, Scillonian III, Mali Rose, Gry Maritha, Swift Lady and Lyonesse Lady, amongst many other projects at the Dry Dock.…

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COMPELLING MESSAGES WIN A FLIGHT TO SCILLY

Eight Isles of Scilly enthusiasts have won a return flight to the island paradise after waxing lyrical about why they want to visit the destination in our online competition. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of flights from Land’s End to the Isles of Scilly, we asked people to tell us why they want to visit…

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Escape to Scilly this October half term

Your island adventure begins by air or by sea, and we go to great lengths to make sure that the journey feels part of the island experience. Sailing from Penzance on Scillonian III is a wonderful introduction to your coastal holiday. The kids can stretch their legs on the deck and you can enjoy sprawling…

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The greatest show on Scilly? -It’s above your head.

Situated 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall are the beautiful Isles of Scilly, famous for their Caribbean like beaches and laid-back pace of life. But, after dark the skies come alive, Scilly’s remote location and dark, clear skies can make for spectacular star gazing. Local photography enthusiast Dave Sherris tells us more… “The Isles…

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