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5 top beaches on the Isles of Scilly

Long coastal walks, leisurely paddles between the bays and a foodie’s paradise, there’s no doubt about it the Isles of Scilly have plenty to offer and some of the most sought-after beaches in the UK. In case you need any more persuading, we’ve pulled together our top five beaches across the islands. Great Bay, St.…

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A picture of the past

For more than 100 years, Gibson family photographers have documented life on Scilly, as well as recording the steady growth of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. We caught up with Sandra Kyne, daughter of Frank Gibson, to find out more about how the Group’s rich history has formed a key part of the Gibson…

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The perfect day trip to the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep – so grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Make the most of every moment… Sailing to the Isles of Scilly takes just under three hours and is a fantastic way to escape the every day.…

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On your marks, get set, GIG!

Isles of Scilly Travel have been proud sponsors of the World Pilot Gig Championships for 28 years. It’s time for the 28th World Pilot Gig Championships – one of the biggest events here on the Isles of Scilly – and as the official sponsors we couldn’t be more excited. Across three days, around 130 teams…

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All aboard!

It’s been another winter of hard work for the Scillonian III team, preparing our iconic ship for her 40th year of service. Every year at the end of the season (November) Scillonian goes into the Dry Dock, Penzance, for her annual maintenance. You may think the Scillonian crew get to have the winter off but…

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Seeking the island lifestyle? Discover Scilly

This spring, set sail for the Isles of Scilly and treat your family to an authentic taste of island life. With spectacular white-sand beaches and a vibrant, welcoming coastal community, it’s no wonder families return year after year… Sarah Firmin, 32, has been travelling to the Isles of Scilly every year since she was born.…

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Step into Spring

Shake off the winter as Spring is on the way! Over on the Isles of Scilly, the famous scented Narcissi are in full bloom, the yellow flowering gorse fills the air with its heady coconut scent, and the migrating seabirds have started to return -Puffins, Petrels and Shearwaters appear around the islands. Here in Penzance,…

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One-day escape or a longer break?

There are lots of events to look forward to this year on the Isles of Scilly. Aside from the picturesque beaches, sweeping green hills and stunning skies, there’s lots to do on the Isles of Scilly. With foodie feasts, world championship qualifiers, folk festivals and walking festivals; there’s plenty to entertain the whole family. We’ve…

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Discover the destination on your doorstep

The Isles of Scilly may feel like a world away from anywhere else in England but it’s so easy to discover this incredible destination with Skybus flights from Exeter Airport taking less than an hour to reach Cornwall’s Caribbean. The journey is all part of the adventure when you visit the Isles of Scilly, a…

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Discover an island paradise just 28 miles off the Cornish Coast

Book with Isles of Scilly Travel to visit the island paradise off the Cornish Coast in 2017… With Skybus flights from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airports reaching the Isles of Scilly in under an hour, it’s tantalisingly easy to discover everything this magical cluster of islands has to offer. Fly to Scilly, or opt…

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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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Skybus: The fastest way to reach the Isles of Scilly

Flying with Skybus is a truly unique experience, whether it’s the personal welcome from your pilot as you are greeted before you board or the awe-inspiring views of the Devon and Cornwall coastline from the window; it’s the only plane journey you’ll be wishing took longer. Skybus operates all year round from Land’s End and…

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