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Get your boots -Walking, breaks on the Isles of Scilly

Autumn on the Isles of Scilly means country walks, wildlife-spotting and delicious food and drink. Take advantage of the empty beaches and explore the Isles of Scilly by foot. This October the popular walking event returns for a long weekend of exploring trails and tracks. You can discover the wilderness, wondering down nature trails, admiring…

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An Isles of Scilly hamper

From deserted beaches to headlands with sweeping views, Scilly has no shortage of wonderful picnic places- and how much better if all your food is local? Whether you’re visiting the islands for a day trip or longer break, you simply must sample the islands local produce. We’ve pulled together a hampers feast from the islands…

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The very best Cornish days out – our ultimate top 5

It’s not hard to see why Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular holiday counties, with endless sweeping coastlines, rich history and a laid-back lifestyle, it’s the perfect getaway. If you’re simply travelling through on your journey to the stunning Isles of Scilly, we’d recommend extending your holiday and stopping in Cornwall for a…

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A rarely seen species of dolphin has been spotted off the Cornish coast for the first time by citizen science volunteers.

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyors on board the Scillonian III passenger ferry to the Isles of Scilly sighted a pod of striped dolphin during their survey on Saturday – the first ever reported sighting of this species in the area. The three person team were on the bridge of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s ferry on the way back from St…

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8 Family Friendly Activities to try this summer on the Isles of Scilly

Take your family on an adventure this summer holiday with a trip to the Isles of Scilly. Forget long, boring car journeys with the kids asking, ‘are we there yet’, as the journey to the Isles of Scilly is as magical as the destination itself. If you opt to fly by Skybus, your journey covers…

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Iconic performances in a spectacular setting

The Isles of Scilly are a stunning UK destination just 28 miles from Land’s End, perfect for active family holidays in the sun or a long weekend getaway. The arts and cultural calendar is brimming with exciting events, like foodie feasts, music festivals and theatrical productions. This July, the Miracle Theatre open air theatre company…

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Wake up to the sound of the sea…

Camping is all about finding that extra special place to set up camp, if you’re looking for a characterful and safe location with miles of ocean views, camping on the Isles of Scilly is the is the perfect camping destination. The Isles of Scilly are located 28 miles from Land’s End, Cornwall; they are a…

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A picture of the past

For more than 100 years, Gibson family photographers have documented life on Scilly, as well as recording the steady growth of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. We caught up with Sandra Kyne, daughter of Frank Gibson, to find out more about how the Group’s rich history has formed a key part of the Gibson…

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The perfect day trip to the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep – so grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Make the most of every moment… Sailing to the Isles of Scilly takes just under three hours and is a fantastic way to escape the every day.…

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On your marks, get set, GIG!

Isles of Scilly Travel have been proud sponsors of the World Pilot Gig Championships for 28 years. It’s time for the 28th World Pilot Gig Championships – one of the biggest events here on the Isles of Scilly – and as the official sponsors we couldn’t be more excited. Across three days, around 130 teams…

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Happy 40th birthday Scillonian III

This year we are in full celebration mode as our iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry celebrates 40 years in service, making her our longest-serving passenger ship to date. We will be celebrating this milestone anniversary with a variety of events, public exhibitions and giveaways, so everyone can share in the celebrations. Whether you’re a regular…

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All aboard!

It’s been another winter of hard work for the Scillonian III team, preparing our iconic ship for her 40th year of service. Every year at the end of the season (November) Scillonian goes into the Dry Dock, Penzance, for her annual maintenance. You may think the Scillonian crew get to have the winter off but…

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