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Island Paradise

“You’ll discover largely deserted stretches of fine white sand beaches and sparkling crystal-clear azure waters reminiscent of the Caribbean…” Discover the destination on your doorstep this year and fly to the Isles of Scilly with Skybus in less than an hour. Flights leave from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airport to reach this breathtakingly beautiful…

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Visit Britain’s smallest dairy

It’s amazing what you can achieve with just nine cows. At Troytown Farm Shop, you’ll find the islands’ own clotted cream, yoghurt and butter – but the farm’s most famous for its thick, indulgent ice cream, in over 30 flavours. Can you manage “The Works”? Contact 01720 422360

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A pub with a view

The Turk’s Head is one of Scilly’s most iconic pubs – and, overlooking Porth Conger, it’s arguably one of the most scenic in the UK. It’s popular with islanders and visitors alike, with a varied lunch and dinner menu, and range of real ales. Contact 01720 422343

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See the islands, gigs and seals

St. Agnes Boating has a full daily schedule of trips to other islands, and can take you out to the western rocks to see the resident sea birds and seals. And if you’d like a close-up view of the Isles of Scilly’s own sport, you can follow a pilot gig race without ever touching an…

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The Old Man of Gugh

Low tide exposes a sandbar from St. Agnes to the neighbouring island of Gugh. Walk across, and at the top of Kittern Hill you’ll find a mysterious, Bronze Age standing stone. The Old Man of Gugh is a granite menhir, nine feet tall, and it’s believed it was used in druids’ rituals.

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A twitcher’s paradise

Because of the island’s location on the ocean’s edge, rare and exotic birds crossing the Atlantic tend to find St. Agnes first. And because this history of attracting species like short-toed eagle and grey-cheeked thrush, birdwatchers flock here too.

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Search for treasure at Beady Pool

400 years ago, a trading ship foundered on the treacherous rocks off St. Agnes, sending its cargo of Venetian glass and ceramic beads to the bottom of the sea. Ever since, the currents have carried these tiny treasures to a horseshoe-shaped cove – earning it the name Beady Pool.

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Island life

Autumn breaks to the Isles of Scilly

Autumn means country walks, wildlife-spotting and delicious food & drink. Take advantage of the empty beaches, put on your walking boots and explore everything that the islands have to offer… You can explore the wilderness, wondering down nature trails, cycle over 30 miles of tracks with hired bikes (or bring your own on Scillonian III)…

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Top 10 things to do and see on your #IslandEscape

The Isles of Scilly are famous for their white sandy beaches and azure blue sea’s but relaxing on the beach isn’t the only thing to do on your island escape. We’ve pulled together a list of a whole host of activities waiting to be explored… 01: ISLAND HOPPING. There aren’t many destinations in the world…

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Island life

A portrait of island life

Every year visitors return to the Isles of Scilly, something about the pace of life and welcoming community keeps drawing them to return to the islands year after year.

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Island life

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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