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Tempting fetes

This August, set sail for scones, songs and silly games on Scilly August might be festival season for the rest of the country, but here on Scilly it’s all about the fete. Picture scones covered with clotted cream, ice creams by the shore and traditional garden games. This August, cricket fields and halls will burst…

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Island hopping on the Isles of Scilly

Have you ever visited a land where there are hundreds of islands, with only five of them being inhabited? The Isles of Scilly are made up of five inhabited and hundreds of un-inhabited islands and rocky outcrops, located just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End. Getting there couldn’t be easier with regular Skybus…

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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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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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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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Experience the truly great outdoors

All aboard for an autumnal adventure on the Isles of Scilly! As the summer simmers down, there’s still so much for families to see and do on the islands. From spotting baby seal pups and rare migrating birds, to exploring the nature trails and finding fungi growing in the hedgerows – it’s the perfect excuse…

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Experience a taste of island life

Hop over to Scilly with us this summer Delicate crabmeat, fish fresh from the sea and crisp local wine to enjoy it with – Scilly is a delicious retreat for foodies. This summer, pack your bags and let us whisk you away for a culinary adventure across five islands, culminating with a feast at the…

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What Island Life Brings to Family Life

When it comes to family life, it’s so easy to let the day-to-day take over. The school run, meetings, weekly shops; they all add up to take away from the quality time you get to spend together. Which is why we love bringing families to the islands. It’s about more than just getting them here,…

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Discover the beauty of Scilly on foot: Walk Scilly week is back for its ninth year.

Saturday, April 11 – Friday, April 17 Walk Scilly offers tourists a chance to explore the islands from a unique perspective – through the eyes of the people who have made Scilly their home. With wildlife walks, historical talks, foraging adventures and “top to toe” island tours, the event is a fantastic opportunity to get…

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10 great reasons to travel to Scilly on the Scillonian

The journey between Penzance and St Mary’s Harbour is one that we’ve been making for nearly a century, but the views, the wildlife and the ever-changing Atlantic ensure it’s a journey that never gets old. Our passengers upload some fantastic photos of their journeys with us- just look at our Pinterest board! Using their photos…

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Discover a hidden talent during Art Scilly Week

Art Scilly Week Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th May The Isles of Scilly are known for their azure waters, white-sand beaches and clarity of light – the kind you only seem to find at the western tip of the country, so it’s unsurprising that they have become a little haven for artists. Painters, printmakers, photographers…

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