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Live the island life this summer (without the long haul flight!)

White sands, turquoise waters, tropical palms. Sometimes we just need an island escape. Scilly offers that other worldly island experience you’d normally have to travel thousands of miles for, yet the archipelago sits just off the coast of Cornwall. What’s more, you’re invited to get stuck into island life and live like a local for…

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Connect your family with the ocean this summer, exploring secluded bays and swimming in crystal clear waters on the Isles of Scilly

Seeking a family holiday with a difference this summer? Travel local to the Isles of Scilly and set sail for Scilly on-board Scillonian III or take a short fifteen-minute flight with Skybus from Land’s End Airport. Claire Sandford grew up on the Isles of Scilly, she lets us into some insider knowledge about the islands…

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 The Isles of Scilly are famously dog friendly and so are we!

Scilly offers the complete island experience without the long haul flight. In fact, you’ll spend a maximum of one hour in the air, or less than three hours on the ferry. But travelling local isn’t just about the islands’ close proximity; it’s about becoming part of island life for the length of your stay. One…

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Discover your inner creativity this spring on Scilly

The Isles of Scilly have inspired many an artist and writer, mainland and island based. Head over to the islands and discover why for yourself. This spring start your inspired journey to the Isles of Scilly, travelling by air in an eight or nineteen seater aircraft. You’ll discover the Cornish coastline with a bird’s eye…

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The Sail of the Century

Day tripping, holiday making or essential lifeline, the Scillonian’s been ploughing the water from mainland to island for nearly a century. The islands first lifeline came in 1845 with the Lyonesse- a sailing cutter to carry mail and cargo, on a good day she could get to the islands in six hours but when there…

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Experience a taste of island living

You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world for an authentic island experience. The Isles of Scilly have the postcard-perfect surroundings, the laid-back island lifestyle and so much more… You’ll be introduced to island culture from the moment you arrive on Scilly. Whether it’s paying for homegrown veggies using the much-loved…

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5 reasons to spend this spring on Scilly – Could we tempt you to #TravelLocal?

Scilly’s white sands and picturesque harbours might well be enough to tempt you to hop on a flight, but beyond the postcard perfect beaches you’ll also find a vibrant and welcoming community. Our list delves a little deeper into what makes these islands such an extraordinary destination for a spring escape… 1) Warm welcomes To…

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Seeking the Island Lifestyle – Discover Scilly

This summer, 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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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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5 reasons to spend this Spring on Scilly

Could we tempt you to #TravelLocal? Scilly’s white sands and picturesque harbours might well be enough to tempt you to hop on a flight, but beyond the postcard perfect beaches you’ll also find a vibrant and welcoming community. Our list delves a little deeper into what makes these islands such an extraordinary destination for a…

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Travel Local and fall in love with Scilly this February

There’s a certain charm to Scilly in the winter months, when the busy summer season has settled down and the children have gone back to school. The light shifts to a wintry blue that casts a magnificent specter across the islands and the sea a whirling white of sea horses. Immerse yourself in wave watching on a blustery day…

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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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