Thanks to its sub-tropical climate you’ll find temperatures are noticeably warmer on the Isles of Scilly than the rest of the UK. If you want to see evidence, head to the Abbey Garden on Tresco Island and marvel at the exotic plant life on show.
Culture and heritage
The Isles of Scilly aren’t short on culture, with a great resident artistic community and many more who pass through to be inspired by its beauty – Gallery Tresco is a must-see. Each of the islands has its own unique history, and you can explore everything from shipwrecks to stuffed birds at the Isles of Scilly Museum.
You’ll enjoy great grub across the islands. Whether it’s freshly-caught fish, locally grown fruit and vegetables, or even beer or wine you fancy, there are a range of pubs, restaurants, markets and stores to satisfy you. Try some tasty local food at the month long Taste of Scilly Food Festival.
Sport and outdoors
There are plenty of great outdoor activities, like beachcombing, sailing, and windsurfing, to name just a few. Golfers can enjoy playing 9 holes in a dramatic coastal setting on St. Mary's, or try horse riding, if hacking along beautiful beaches through clear ocean water is more your scene.
Sail to the Isles of Scilly by Scillonian ferry from Penzance, or fly from Land’s End with Skybus. Book with us for an exclusive package, including return train travel to Penzance station. Example packages are shown below. To book, call 03457 000 125.
Hugh Town is your best bet for retail therapy, with clothing stores, souvenir shops and more. Across the islands you’ll find plenty of places to buy local and find something special to take home with you.
Isles of Scilly Travel run a bus transfer between Penzance station and Land’s End Airport. It takes about 20 minutes, costs £6 each way when you board and is designed to coincide with your flight.