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Cornwall’s own Olympic Champion Rower, Helen Glover discovers the Isles of Scilly

Olympic Champion rower Helen Glover is passionate about promoting her home county and in 2019 will be an ambassador for Isles of Scilly Travel. Helen hasn’t been to the islands but has heard so much about them that she wants to encourage more people to visit the Isles of Scilly. Helen, who grew up in…

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Day trips

Isles of Scilly Family day trips

The Isles of Scilly are special for all ages but for families, it’s a great place to enjoy the simple things in life and appreciate all that the great outdoors has to offer. And with Whitsun around the corner, there’s ample opportunity to explore the Isles of Scilly in one day with our family day…

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‘Island Hopping’ on the Isles of Scilly

With the Easter weekend forecast for sunshine and blue skies, we’re getting ready for a long weekend of indulging in the great outdoors… and a bit of chocolate too! Over on the Isles of Scilly, the islands are coming alive with spring colours in bloom across the hedgerows and headlands, wildlife is returning to the…

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Trails and tracks, explore the Isles of Scilly by foot this spring

One of the best ways to explore the Isles of Scilly is by exploring on foot. Each island has its own unique character where you will discover a landscape full of surprises, shifting in a medley of colours and senses throughout the day. We have handpicked one of our favourite walks to share with you,…

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View of the Isles of Scilly from Skybus
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Spring routes to the Isles of Scilly

Just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, lies a cluster of islands where spring arrives sooner, where the climate is just a little bit warmer, the flowers are brighter, and the sun sets later. Whether you’re looking for sheltered bays to discover, miles of wild heathland and coastline to explore or a diverse events…

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World Pilot Gig Championships - Isles of Scilly, May 2020

World Pilot Gig Championships

29 April – 1 May 2022 A colourful and energetic event that sees thousands of rowers and supporters descend on Scilly to watch the gigs power through the waves. For full event details visit: World Pilot Gig Championships

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St Agnes, Isles of Scilly - Beach view
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Make the most of your Scilly escape with a packed spring events calendar

Blessed by their southerly latitude and the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the Isles of Scilly are the first place that spring arrives in England. When you think of spring, you may conjure up images of fields of yellow Narcissi, blooms of colour in the hedgerows and migratory birds returning. And here’s the thing, spring…

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It’s only 28 miles from Cornwall, but spring really does come early on Scilly

It’s only 28 miles from Cornwall, but spring really does come early on Scilly If you can’t wait for spring, we have good news: you don’t have to. Because on the Isles of Scilly, spring arrives sooner – and we can prove it. Scilly enjoys a climate that’s warmer and brighter than the mainland –…

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All things ‘Scilly’

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d put together our favourite gift ideas using all things Scilly. Here’s our top picks: Isles of Scilly Travel gift vouchers, you can purchase gift vouchers for as little or as much as you like, to find out about our Travel vouchers, call our friendly travel centre…

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A busy summer at sea

As the busy summer season draws to a close, we’ve caught up with the ORCA team to hear about all of the wildlife sightings they’ve recorded from aboard Scillonian III this year. We’ve been in partnership with ORCA for nine years, the route between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly and the waters surrounding West…

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Ten top Autumn activities on the Isles of Scilly

It’s September and as the summer draws to a close, here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we’ve been reflecting on what an exceptional summer we’ve had on Scilly and the many glorious long summer days. But Autumn brings an entirely new perspective to the Islands, the kids have gone back to School and the crowds…

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Camping on the Isles of Scilly
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Embrace the great outdoors this summer on the Isles of Scilly

Put off camping by the thought of leaky tents and portable toilets? We’ve caught up with the Large family, regular visitors to the Garrison Campsite on St. Mary’s, to see why camping is actually one of the best ways to experience Scilly — with a few modern comforts, of course. Camping seems to involve a…

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