Isles of Scilly in General Reviews
Description:An archipelago of 5 islands, 28 miles off Lands End, the most South Westernly point in the UK.
Newest Review: ... your way down to the Islands and it is about 30 mins. The helicoptor is ok but it is very noisy and sometimes cold. The boat is over two hours and it is very slow. Also the boat is flat bottomed so it can be a little choppy so take the tablets and good reading matter. I think the best way to see the scillies is to stay on St Marys and then travel to the off islands and see which one you ... more
Customer Isles of Scilly in General Reviews (8)
by - written on 22/07/10 (Useful, 247 readings)
I have worked each year on the Isles of Scilly since 2003. There are several ways to get there and they are by small plane, Helicoptor and the boat. The best way I think is to fly from Newquay as the plane does not go above the clouds you get tremodous views over Newquay, St Ives on your way down to the Islands and it is about 30 mins. The helicoptor is ok but it is very noisy and sometimes cold. The boat is over two hours and it is very slow. Also the boat is flat bottomed so it can be a little choppy so take the tablets and good reading matter. I think the best way to see the scillies is to stay on St Marys and then travel to the off islands and see which one you ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/05/09 (Useful, 231 readings)
I went to Bryher the smallest of the isles about a month ago and fell in love. Its hard to believe that it is part of the UK. The beaches are stunning white sands and beautiful blue / green seas. We visited the main island and Tresco all equally beautiful with their own charm. My heart is still with Bryher though is is unspoilts and quiet with only 80 residents. There is one shop and post office, a cafe, hotel with restaurant and bar open to everyone. I particularly like the Fraggle Rock Bar. Must try the Rattler! It can be a little expensive if you are buying food from the shop on Bryher it is a good idea to take the boat (£4 return) to Trescos to stock up from the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/07/08 (Very useful, 633 readings)
Three Girls and a Tent....was to be the theme for my most recent holiday. When my elder sister rang me back in February this year and asked if I fancied a camping holiday, I thought about it for an hour and decided that this would be a fantastic opportunity for a very different holiday and so despite the fact we hadn't camped since the Girl Guide trip some 28 years previously, our five day trip was duly booked! I had seen the Isles of Scilly on TV shows, including Coast, and read about the Islands in the Sunday newspapers, and I was delighted that I had the opportunity to visit the place for myself. Fast forward to the night prior and I drove down ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/09/05 (Very useful, 15067 readings)
The Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles off Lands End off the Cornish coast, and is the most South-Westerly part of the British Isles. Out of the 100 or so tiny islands, only 5 of these are inhabited, with St Mary's being the largest and main Island. The name "Scilly" is thought to come from the Viking word "Syllorgar" and the Romans "Sully" meaning sun Islands (the 'C' added in the 16th Century). *****************************St Mary's *********************** St Mary's is the largest (at 2 1/2 miles by 1 3/4) and main Island that people stay on for their holiday, and has the most hotels, guest houses and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/11/01, updated on 12/07/02 (Very useful, 606 readings)
Nearly 20 years ago, my husband took the 2 kids on a day trip to the Isles of Scilly. I, not being a sailor in any meaning of the word, stayed on terra firma. He returned enthusing about the place, and vowed that one day he would return to explore more. As I was not only a dreadful sailor, but an even worse flyer, I doubted this very much! In 1997, the kids were off hand, and the subject was once more broached. The brochure was inviting. I agreed reluctantly, on the condition that we drove to Lands End and took the plane for the last 28 miles! No way was I setting foot on a ferry! Booking was relatively easy. We picked a selection of self-catering ... Read the complete review
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