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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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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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Snapshots of Scilly

Miles of white sandy beaches and fields of yellow Narcissi; with so many vistas, it’s always going to be a tough job picking a favorite. To make it a bit easier, we asked everyone here at Isles of Scilly Travel to describe their one ‘Scilly snapshot’, capturing what they love most about the islands. From the first…

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The perfect view

The Isles of Scilly are a magical destination with a stunning back drop of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Just 28 miles from the Cornish coast are 5 inhabited and numerous uninhabited islands waiting to be explored. As well as being picture perfect, the islands are known for the emerging food and drink…

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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 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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Explore land, air and sea from a fresh perspective during Walk Scilly Week.

Are you ready to be whisked out of the ordinary – to sail away from your workload and soar out of the every day? Walk Scilly Week is back from the 11th-17th April,  and it’s an extraordinary opportunity to explore the Isles of Scilly on foot, accompanied by the people who know the islands best……

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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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Set sail for Scilly on Scillonian this half term

Little explorers can discover the magic of Scilly this October… This half term set sail for a week long break like no other, on a collection of islands unlike anywhere else in Britain. For scrapbooks bursting with magical memories and a show-and-tell story that will captivate a classroom, the Isles of Scilly are an extraordinary…

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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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