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A world where the skies seem bigger, the white sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and the horizon disappears into infinity sounds as though it must be thousands of miles away. But, you’d be wrong, the Isles of Scilly are a paradise close to home, where the stress of everyday life is forgotten and natural beauty, peace and a slower pace are at your fingertips.
Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, the Isles of Scilly nestle just off the Cornish coast but seem like a world apart. The pace of life is slow giving the whole family the chance to indulge in simple pastimes like combing the seashore or enjoying leisurely bike rides.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about the Scilly Isles Holidays. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Geography: Comprised of over 140 rocky islets the Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles from Land’s End off the coast of Cornwall. The largest island, St Mary’s, covers an area of only 2.5 square miles. Of the other islands, known as the “Off Islands”, Tresco, St Martin’s, Bryher and St Agnes are the only inhabited ones.
Travelling times: The ferry from Penzance takes 2 hours 40 minutes whilst flights operate from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter with flying times varying from 15 minutes from land’s End to 1 hour from Exeter. There are no flight or ferry services on Sundays.
Transfer times: On St Mary’s, as you’d expect, a matter of minutes. If you are continuing on to the Off Islands, then you’ll need to take one of the local boats, which you pay for locally, and which operate regularly between the islands.
Passports & visas: The Isles of Scilly are part of the UK, so none are required. However airlines do require photo ID.