Agapanthus Apartment, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Penninis Head, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
The Valhalla, Tresco
Holy Vale, St. Mary's
Innisidgen Burial Chamber, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Carreg Dhu Gardens
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What to see on the Isles of ScillyOut and about - there's lots to discover on the Isles of Scilly

With a rich heritage, a wealth of archaeology, abundant land and marine wildlife, exotic gardens, beautiful landscapes, a colourful culture and enterprising local businesses, the Isles of Scilly has something to offer and interest even the most discerning of visitors. Whether on foot, boat or bus tour ... there's plenty to explore and discover.

Outlined below is just a small selection of things to see and places to visit around the islands.

St. Mary's

Higher Moors Nature Trails - Wildlife rich habitats meandering from a picturesque hamlet in the centre of the island.

The Garrison - A popular walk with beautiful views along the perimeter of the 17th century stone fortifications.

Old Town Church - Ancient church overlooking Old Town Bay, the resting place of many Scillonians and mariners.

IOS Museum - An insight into island life with a treasure trove of artifacts from ancient to modern times.

Lifeboat Station - A living testament to a community dependent on the sea. Rescue accounts, models and paintings.

Buzza Tower - Former windmill overlooking Porthcressa beach soon to house a new camera obscura for 2012.

Carreg Dhu Gardens - A relaxing and colourful community garden developed in a secluded former ram quarry.

Peninnis Head - Panoramic views from this dramatic granite headland situated betwen Hugh Town and Old Town.

Bants Carn - The remains of this iron age settlement are terraced into the hillside below the island's golf course.


Samson Hill - One of the best panoramic views in Scilly can be had from the top of here, Bryhers southern tip.

Shipman Head & Hell Bay - Situated at the rugged north end of the island. A scene of dramatic seas in winter.

Rushy and Green Bays - Beautiful secluded beaches overlooking the southerly uninhabited island of Samson.

St. Agnes & Gugh

Wingletang Downs - Weathered, sculptured rocks and cairns dot the landscape of this heather clad exposed area.

Periglis Beach - A shell collectors paradise with views across to Annet, the western rocks and Bishop Rock lighthouse.

Troytown Maze - A curious circular maze of rounded beach stones believed to have been built by a lighthouse keeper.

Gugh Bar - This sand bar seperates St. Agnes from the island of Gugh. Popular for paddling and beachcombing.

St. Martins

Great Bay - A glorious beach with a fine, seemingly endless stretch of white sand that is never crowded.

The Daymark - A prominent, suprisingly old landmark situated at the end of the picturesqe Chapel Down .

The Vineyard - Daily conducted tours around Britain's most southwesterly vineyard with visitor centre and shop.

Fay Page Silver - Beautiful, hand made contemporary jewellery with a retail shop.


The Abbey Gardens - World famous attraction with a superb collection of exotic plants and flowers and visitor centre.

Valhalla Museum - An outdoor historic museum collection of interesting and colourful ships figureheads.

Cromwells Castle - Built to defend Tresco channel, one of the few surviving Cromwellian fortifications in Britain.

Blockhouse & Old Grimsby - Substantial remains of a small 16th century gun tower protecting Old Grimsby harbour.

Uninhabited Islands

Bishop Rock Lighthouse - Day trips are available to view this dramatic granite structure standing 49 metres high.

Eastern Isles - A favourite haunt for seals, sea birds and visiting divers. Can be combined with a day trip to St. Martins.

Peninnis Lighthouse, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Peninnis Lighthouse

Tresco Gardens Statue

Tresco Abbey Gardens

The Garrison, St. Mary's

The Garrison - St. Mary's

The Eastern Isles

Seals on the Eastern Isles