Map of The Isle of Scilly
Located 28 miles south- west of Land's End, the Isles of Scilly comprise of around 200 islands set in azure seas and fringed with white sandy beaches and rugged coastlines.
Geographical area: 6.189 sq miles /16.03 sq km
Capital: Hugh Town
Main language: English
Currency: British pound sterling
There are frequently events and festivals throughout the year ranging from WalkScilly Walking Festival in March to the Isles of Scilly Folk Festival, to the maritime extravaganza that is the World Pilot Gig Championships to the utterly indulgent and absolutely delicious Tresco and Bryher Food Festival.
On top of this you will find evening entertainment, beer festivals, slideshows, talks, nature walks, boat trips, island summer fete's and art gatherings.
The Isles of Scilly are quite simply a haven of natural beauty and tranquility offering empty beaches and open spaces for those who wish to unwind in peace. Regular boat trips also run between all of the islands giving you the opportunity for spotting birds, seals and other island wildlife or you can hire your own boat for fishing.
The islands are ideal for walkers and ramblers of all ages where you can explore historic landscapes dotted with Bronze Age tombs, ancient ruins and castles and walk through acres of heathland covered in heather. Walkers can find refreshment in the island’s pubs, cafes and restaurants and on some of the islands you are able to hire bicycles or enjoy a round of golf on St Mary’s nine-hole course.