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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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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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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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