Cool Places UK Travel Guides

Isles of Scilly

The Best Pubs, Restaurants, Sights and Places to Stay

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Publisher Description

Freewheeling around island lanes, messing around in boats and picnicking on deserted beaches; a holiday on the Scillies is like going on a Famous Five adventure, and just as varied. When the sun shines on this archipelago, 28 miles off the Cornish coast, it is almost Caribbeanesque with its white sand beaches and secluded bays.But when wild storms roll in from the Atlantic it’s more reminiscent of the Scottish Hebrides. 


There are hundreds of islands and islets in the Scillies, but just five are inhabited. Of these, St Mary’s is the largest, but at just three miles across at its widest part, it’s a pretty small chunk of land by any standards. It’s linked to the others by regular ferries, but each of the islands retains an individual charm and character: St Mary’s is very much the hub, but there’s also the vast pearly beaches of St Martin’s, the lush gardens of Tresco, wild little Bryher and the western outpost of St Agnes. All of them repay exploration, and there are boat trips to a handful of the uninhabited isles too.


Cool Places aims to celebrate the glorious diversity of the UK, promoting the very best places to visit, sleep, eat, drink, shop and much more. We particularly love the independent businesses that make the UK unique, from the tiniest B&B to the grandest boutique hotel, as well as the extraordinary British landscape and its amazing sights and attractions. Our guides cover most of the major towns and regions of Britain – for more information, visit www.coolplaces.co.uk

  • GENRE
    Travel & Adventure
    RELEASED
    2014
    14 August
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    52
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    Cool Places Ltd
    SIZE
    8.5
    MB

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