The magical Isles of Scilly, Britain’s only island archipelago just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, are a haven for those dreaming of open spaces, relaxation and tranquility.
With over 100 islands, there’s so much to explore. How about a sailing trip to visit seals or puffins or a picnic on a uninhabited island (seasonal only). For the more adventurous, there are many challenging dive sites around Scilly or the famous Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Britain’s tallest. For all who visit, the Islands offer a real escape, with many quiet coastal paths, nature reserves and coves to enjoy.
There are 5 inhabited Islands: St Mary’s the largest and the hub of activity, Bryher, St Agnes, St Martin’s and Tresco.
Due to the mild climate, a result of the Gulf Stream that passes close by, colourful displays of exotic plants and flowers abound; their scents accompanying the visitor on many a coastal walk. Indeed, numerous rare species found nowhere else in Britain, thrive here as a result.
So popular are the Isles of Scilly that people return year after year.