St Mary's is the largest of the isles, it offers holiday makers a good base from which to explore the other islands. The Scillonian docks on St Mary's Quay (around two hundred yards from the Harbour Lights & Smugglers Ride apartments), you can also catch the inter-island launches from the quay. These will take you to the islands (inhabited and uninhabited) and for boat trips around the islands.
For those of you who enjoy hiking, St Mary's has some of the loveliest costal walks and nature trails available in all Briton. The climate allows species of plants to thrive that will not grow in the rest of Briton. This is the same for the wildlife, the island are home to a diverse range of birds both migratory and local.
If you are interested in archaeological sites, St Mary's has been home for settlers for around 4000 years, this has provided a wealth of interesting sites such as Halangy Down Iron Age settlement and Innisidgen burial chamber.
Hugh Town is the main town on the islands. The Tourist Information Center provides a weekly what's on guide. St Mary's regularly plays host to live music, open air performances by drama companies, slide shows and talks about the islands history's and wildlife. If you have time in amongst all of these entertainments you could even visit one of the islands many pubs and restaurants for a meal, a swift glass of wine or a pint of Scilly ale (brewed on the industrial estate).
You could also do something a little different, how about a little swimming or diving. The waters surrounding the islands are very clear, making it ideal to dive and investigate a ship wreck or the local sea life, friday night in the summer is Gig racing night. Sporting activities include horse riding, fishing, tennis, squash, windsurfing, sailing and a golf course with panoramic sea views!
Please click on an island to continue exploring.
If you require information that is not provided by our guide please feel free to contact us or the Tourist Information Center on St Mary's or please look at our LINKS page. We will do our best to provide you with the information necessary to plan your ideal holiday.
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