They might only be 28 miles west of the mainland, but in many ways the Isles of Scilly feel like a different world. Life on this archipelago of around 140 tiny islands seems hardly to have changed in decades: there are no traffic jams, no supermarkets, no multinational hotels, and the only noise pollution comes from the sound of breaking waves and cawing gulls. That’s not to say that Scilly is behind the times – you’ll find a mobile signal and broadband on the main islands – but the people seem perfectly content for life to tick along at their own island pace. Renowned for their glorious beaches, there are few places better to escape the outside world.
Things to Do
Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly Museum, Bant’s Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village, Cromwell’s Castle, Sailing,Golf,Walking Tours