Isles of Scilly: discover the abundant joys of island life

Stretches of white sand, clear turquoise blue water, and not another person in sight. That might sound like the blurb in a Caribbean island travel brochure, but save yourself the air miles and jet lag, because it can all be found just a short hop from mainland Cornwall. 

The bewitching landscapes of the Isles of Scilly offer a wonderful feeling of tranquillity and a total sense of escapism for those in the know. That’s partly because time takes on a strangely elastic quality here – routines melt away, activities are leisurely, and an amble across an island can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on how willing the walker is to take a less well-trodden path.

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