Attractions & Heritage

The Scilly Isles don’t have any ‘formal’ tourist attractions such as theme parks or on-tap entertainment, that’s the beauty of these gentle islands, although there are a handful of places to visit:-

Tresco Abbey Garden: The sub-tropical Abbey Garden was established in the 19th century around the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey and is today home to plants from across the world’s Mediterranean climate zones.

Abby Gardens, Tresco

Valhalla Museum, Tresco: Over the years many ships and lives have been lost on the rocky Scilly coast and this collection of figureheads and decorative ships’ carvings has been built up from numerous shipwrecks.

St Martin’s Vineyard, Winery & Visitor Centre: One of the smallest and south westerly vineyards in the UK lies on the St Martin’s southern slopes. Self-guided tours take you through the site and on your return, you can enjoy al fresco wine tasting.

St Martin’s Observatory: This community run observatory welcomes visitors to appreciate the wonders of the amazing unpolluted dark skies.

Daymark St Martins

St Martin’s Daymark: Built in 1683, this navigation aid is noted as a famous Scilly landmark, which you may well see as you cross over from the mainland.

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