Isles of Scilly - 10 places to stay
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Sparkling sands, expansive skies and clear seas. An undeveloped and unspoilt island archipelago, only 28 miles from the coast of Cornwall. Ignite your sense of adventure, with over 100 islands to explore in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are five inhabited islands in the group; St Marys , Tresco , St Martins , Bryher and St Agnes.
All are different in character; St Martinís is famed for its white sandy beaches that seemingly go on forever. Get close to nature on St Agnes, the most south westerly island and the last stop before America. Bryherís wild and rugged coastline is where the sea really asserts its authority, especially around the dramatic Hell Bay. Tresco offers the visitor the chance to walk through a myriad of subtropical plants in its world famous Abbey Garden , while St Maryís, the largest island, offers a plethora of restaurants and shops to compliment its terrific coastal walks. The uninhabited islands belong to nature, where visitors can expect to see a variety of flora and fauna, many unique to the Isles.
The Isles of Scilly are a haven for those looking to escape the rush of everyday life. Lazy days by the sea, or picnics on a secluded stretch of white sand. Time meanders by at its own slow pace. If youíre after exciting times, then how about diving with seals, windsurfing, sailing to an uninhabited island, canoeing or shark tagging? Activities that are varied and exhilarating. See local wildlife, such as seals and puffins on an island walk or boat trip. Learn about the islandís rich heritage with a local expert. Did you know for example, that there are more prehistoric sites found per square kilometre here, than anywhere else in the country? Visit local galleries and workshops or sample locally caught cuisine such as crab or lobster.
There are several ways to get to the Islands, either by ferry, fixed-wing or helicopter and many departure points: Bristol , Bournemouth , Southampton , Exeter , Penzance and Landís End.
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Recommended Hotels See Map
- Tregarthens Hotel St Marys *featured*
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- Island Hotel Tresco *book online*
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Pubs & Inns
- New Inn Tresco *book online*
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