Scilly Isles are about escape
Just 25 miles from Land’s End, the Scillies are laid back in a way we have long forgotten. As you enter St Mary’s harbour you immediately feel the vibe as you see boats coming and going between the many stunning hideaways around this archipelago.
Hugh Town, the capital(!) is worth a wander and the place to provision, but head to the more remote islands to really escape. St Agnes is great for walks and stunning views across to Samson, Bryher and Tresco.
Pick up a visitors buoy on the north side of Tresco and visit Cromwell’s castle, New Grimsby, the famous Abbey Gardens and wander back to the New Inn for superb ales and cooking.
Ideal for: Couples and friends wanting a 4/5 day escape.
Our top tip: St Martins – pick up a mooring and land at the hotel quay. Stroll through Lower Town, a world apart from St Mary’s, let alone the mainland and return to the Round Island bistro for excellent local seafood.