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Take a ride around the island

With largely traffic-free roads and gentle slopes, the Isles of Scilly are perfect for exploring under pedal power. Even on the larger islands, it’s quick and easy to take a leisurely ride around. There’s a choice of bikes for hire – and they can be delivered to other islands for longer bookings. St. Mary’s Bike…

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Tour St. Mary’s on foot

St. Mary’s is criss-crossed by 30 miles of nature trails, paths and other walking routes. Local experts offer guided tours of the island’s abundant nature, archaeology and bird life – while the Tourist Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach can give you maps, guides and friendly advice. Ornithologist and naturalist: Will Wagstaff 01720 422212 (March-October) Archaeologist…

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Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and more

Clear waters and sheltered bays make Scilly an ideal place to learn to sail, windsurf or stand-up paddle board. The Isles of Scilly Sailing Centre provides tuition and taster sessions – as well as hire, if you’re more experienced, or simply want to kayak across to a deserted island of your own. Porthmellon, St. Mary’s…

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Head out on horseback

If you’ve ever dreamed of riding across a white, island beach, this is your chance. St. Mary’s Riding Centre is approved by the British Horse Society, with friendly instructors and horses to suit beginners and experienced equestrians alike. Maypole, St. Mary’s 01720 423855 claire@horsesonscilly.co.uk

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Activity guides

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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Island life

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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Island life

Your wildlife checklist

  We’ve pulled together a wildlife checklist- how many can you spot during your holiday? Kittiwake: The Kittiwake, sometimes referred to as the true seagull due to the fact they only ever come in land to breed. They nest in colonies on cliff tops and rock ledges from February-August. Manx Shearwater: Manx shearwaters spend most…

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Activity guides

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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A warm summers day trip to Scilly

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel we’ve had the pleasure of a 14 year old work experience student join the team. Joanna spent some time on the islands and during her visit she wrote about her experience. The piece is such a fantastic introduction to the islands and we thought you’d enjoy reading it too! Wednesday…

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Island life

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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Island life

Experience Scilly this summer with a day trip like no other

Just 28 miles off the Cornish coast lies an archipelago of sub-tropical islands waiting to be explored. With miles of white sandy beaches, fascinating wildlife, tropical gardens and much more; it’s no wonder short trips are becoming increasingly popular. So grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Visitors can…

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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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