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The power of positive thought

It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings. Here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we think the best way to start the year is by being open-minded and setting yourself realistic goals. Your holiday is a chance to escape, to leave the daily worries behind and discover a relaxed, happier version of yourself.…

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Your summer on Scilly starts… now!

With Chestnuts roasting on open fires and Jack Frost nipping at our noses, the summer holidays might feel like they’re a long way off. But book your Scilly adventure before New Year and you’ll have a wonderful holiday to look forward to once the excitement of Christmas Day has worn off. Take off and take…

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Dreaming of a white-sand Christmas

Discover the Christmas present that will put you on everyone’s nice list – a trip to the Isles of Scilly! It’s less than two months until Christmas and here on the Isles of Scilly we’re busy ironing our Santa suits in preparation for the Christmas dash and splash – a festive fancy dress event that…

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Scillonian III: Celebrating a spectacular season at sea

As the Scillonian III makes her final few journeys of 2015, we’re taking a look back at the moments that have made this summer extraordinary. If you’d like to visit the islands during the winter months, Skybus continues to operate regular flights from Land’s End and Newquay airports. We’ve enjoyed a wonderful summer sailing across…

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Travel Scilly: Giddy-up and experience St Mary’s on horseback

Trotting across white sands, cantering along bridal paths and splashing in the bays – travelling on horseback is a wonderful way to experience the incredible coastal scenery around St Mary’s. And with the stables just a couple of miles from both the airport and the harbour, horse riding is the ideal activity if you’ve just…

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Travel Scilly: Grab your camera and explore the extraordinary islands by boat.

What would be your ultimate holiday experience? How about spotting a pod of breaching dolphins, exploring an island that’s been uninhabited for over a century, or catching some mackerel for your dinner? Memories of Scilly are often made at sea, so rather than limit your stay to just one island, head to the quay and…

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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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Travel Scilly: Gear up the family and explore St. Mary’s by bike

The Isles of Scilly are a sanctuary for families. With more boats than cars and miles of coastal paths and nature trails to explore, travelling to the unspoilt islands instantly transports you back to a simpler time, before traffic filled our roads. Most travellers will arrive by Skybus or Scillonian into St. Mary’s – the…

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Seeking family time? Discover Scilly. Family day trips from just £79

Remember the days when children would run around outdoors, when there were fewer technological distractions or busy roads for parents to worry about? Well, we know of one place where that is still the case – where you can reconnect as a family, surrounded by nature and the soothing sounds of the sea. You don’t…

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Can you hear the islands calling?

Set sail for the Scilly Folk Festival 21st -26th May 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 to explore, local produce to taste, spectacular sea views and the islands’ folk…

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Art Scilly Week: Fly or sail to Scilly and explore your creative side…

From May 4th – May 16th, the artistic community of the Isles of Scilly comes together for two weeks of workshops, studio openings and creative coastal walks. If you fancy exploring your creative side surrounded by secluded beaches, inspiring inlets and endless skies, then this is an event for your diary… From photographers and painters…

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