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The Isles of Scilly are the most isolated and possibly the most beautiful islands in Britain, located 30 miles off the South West mainland. They comprise 150 islands which together make up one of the world's biggest archipelagos. St Mary's is the largest island and boasts a variety of landscapes ranging from woodlands, heaths and wetlands to rocky headlands and sand dunes. The islands' humid climate is a result of being close to the warm Gulf Stream.

Isles of Scilly

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When you think about it the British Isles is a nation of islands. There are more than 6,000 islands around our coast. They're great havens for wildlife too.


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Isles of Scilly - Visitor Guide

Address:Samson and St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.
Postcode:TR21 0LL
Telephone:01720 422536
Fax:01720 423782
Key attractions:Wildlife snorkelling trips. Abbey Gardens, Tresco.
Essential kit:Binoculars, camera/underwater camera, notepad or sketch book, snorkelling equipment.
Nature watching:Best season: Nature watching year round.
Access:The islands are largely wheelchair accessible. Transport by helicopter from Penzance and by ferry is wheelchair friendly.
Getting there:Flights to the Isles of Scilly can be expensive but there is an excellent network of inter-island boats that run from April - October. The islands are reached by sea throughout the summer from Penzance to St Mary's. Flights operate from Southampton, Bristol, Exeter, Newquay and Land's End.
Opening times:Year round.
Charges:Charges for transport and key attractions.
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