Four words sum up the Isles of Scilly – Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt. The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall but are a world apart in every way and the minute you step on them you will realise that everything looks and feels quite different – simpler, kinder, more innocent. Life moves at an easier pace.
If you are looking for an action packed holiday, find somewhere else. The Isles of Scilly are all about clean seas, extraordinary beaches, unpolluted air and dark skies but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. You can get out and about on island walks, have fun on the water, check out the fantastic wildlife, hop from island to island, breathe in the exquisite flora, visit artists and galleries, and immerse yourself in the history going back millennia.
There are five inhabited islands each with its own character. The sea air, clean seas and mild weather also provide the additional secret ingredients to local fare – including lobster, tender island-reared beef, freshest vegetables and melt-in-the mouth ice-creams which can be sampled at local restaurants, cafes and farm stalls. The Scillies are a great place to re-charge the batteries and forget the pressures of the modern world.