isles of Scilly

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Walking holidays in the Isles of Scilly

Located just off the coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly enchant with their dazzling white sand beaches, translucent turquoise waters, dramatic headlands, and a beautiful interior dotted with prehistoric sites. For a UK walking holiday you’ll be spoilt for choice here – idyllic landscapes that look and feel a world away from the rest of the UK, peaceful corners, and a gentler pace of life make it all the more relaxing.

Highlights of holidays in the Scilly Isles include hopping from island to island, exploring Gugh for its Bronze Age monument, St Mary’s to see the island capital, Hugh Town, St Martin’s for its lovely stretches of sand, and Tresco for Abbey Garden.

Nature-rich islands

Holidays in the Scilly Isles are haven for nature enthusiasts thanks to a stunning location off the Cornish coast and a healthy micro-climate. Keen-eyed walkers can spot puffins, seals, and dolphins along the many miles of scenic coastal routes that wrap around these National Landscapes-awarded isles.

You’ll also encounter flora and fauna that can only be found on the Isles of Scilly, including the Scilly shrew, Scilly bee (a bumblebee with distinct orange-brown colouring), dwarf pansy, and orange birdsfoot – two plants you’ll not find anywhere else.

Island-hopping holiday

Our Scilly Isles holidays hop between islands allowing you to make the most of your time. From birdwatching on Bryher and visiting Tresco’s Valhalla Museum, to skipping to St Martin’s, St Mary’s, and St Agnes, you’ll spend time exploring each island’s unique identity. Tresco is also home to Abbey Garden, a botanical paradise with more than 3,000 species of plants and trees, while on Gugh there are archaeological sites to please history fans.