St. Mary's in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... to the same amount of fish species as the Carribean making snorkelling and scuba diving incredible. The islands also have a number of well known ship wreckages that make scuba diving even more exciting. There's also several colonies of seals for a bit of bigger wildlife, plus the odd dolphin or basking shark. All of the Islands but St Mary's in particular boast incredible plant life and great walks. St Mary's can be walked around in 3 or 4 hours and you never lose sight of the sea. It is the most historically wealthy of the islands due to ship building during the victorian times and it has a lovely victorian church waiting to be discovered.... more
Customer St. Mary's in general Reviews (2)
by - written on 13/11/09 (Useful, 19 readings)
St Mary's is the largest of a group of Islands called the Isles of Scilly. They are located 25 miles south west of land's end and If you haven't been before you should really go! I've been holidaying in these islands all my life and they're a hidden gem. The sea is an incredible clean, blue colour and is host to the same amount of fish species as the Carribean making snorkelling and scuba diving incredible. The islands also have a number of well known ship wreckages that make scuba diving even more exciting. There's also several colonies of seals for a bit of bigger wildlife, plus the odd dolphin or basking shark. All of the Islands but St Mary's in particular boast ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/11/01, updated on 15/11/01 (Very useful, 97 readings)
While the main pastime of visitors to the Isles of Scilly is walking, there are in fact, lots of other things to do and see, especially on St. Mary's. Museum A visit to the museum is a good way to pass an hour or two if the weather is against you. Here you can discover the history of the islands, learn about the kelp industry, the development of the flower growing, the hardships experienced by the islanders, and of course, all about the numerous shipwrecks that have occurred around the shores. Many artefacts from these wrecks are displayed here, and there is a full sized replica of one of the Scilly Gigs, the special type of boats used in ... Read the complete review
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