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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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Folk at your fingertips!

If an island paradise and long weekend of folk music sound like the perfect weekend away we’ve got just the destination for you… With a second bank holiday to enjoy this month, why not make the three days count and book an extraordinary escape to the Isles of Scilly. With mile-long beaches and coastal paths…

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The Scent of the Islands – a history of flower farming on Scilly

Scented Narcissi from Scilly have cheered up many a home for generations with their early spring colour and beautiful scents. In 1879 an enterprising islander sent a box of wild narcissi to Convent Garden market, the buyers were so impressed the flower farming history emerged almost overnight. Flower farming took off on the Islands and…

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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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Spectacular views and evening viewings

1st-4th October: Walk Scilly Weekend & St Martin’s Film Festival. Fly or sail to Scilly for the first weekend in October and feast your eyes on sand, seascapes and… cinema! Combining a weekend’s wandering with evenings snuggled up in front of the silver screen, Walk Scilly Weekend and the St Martin’s Film Festival are back.  Top…

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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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Walk on the wild side

Set sail for a forager’s feast on Scilly Succulent sea spinach, slightly salty blackberries and abundant rock samphire – Scilly is the perfect environment in which to channel your inner forager.  It’s the perfect excuse to step away from the supermarkets and take a fresh look at nature’s pantry. For ten years, local foraging expert…

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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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Feel your spirit soar on Scilly

Fly to the extraordinary islands from just £70* Exhilarating days followed by mellow evenings by the sea – Scilly is the perfect destination for couples and friends to escape the stresses of modern life. Despite being just a short flight or ferry crossing away, emails and deadlines can feel like a distant memory, allowing you…

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Where All the World’s a Stage…

From white sands and azure waters to vibrant gardens, the Isles of Scilly offers up truly dramatic vistas. So what better backdrop for a spot of open-air theatre? Summer on the Isles of Scilly is all about spending time outside, drinking in the jaw-dropping scenery. And we’re not just talking about boats bobbing against crystal…

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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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