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Next Stop St Mary's the Isles of Scilly

Having had a wonderful holiday in Cornwall it was time to move onto the Isles of Scilly.  Located 28 miles off the Cornish coast, it took around 25 minutes to fly from Newquay to St Marys, the main habited island in the Isles of Scilly. 

Coming into land - a view of The Isles of Scilly

Porthcressa Beach - St Mary's
Porthcressa Beach - St Mary's
For mid April the weather was sunny but very breezy, you needed a jacket when you were in the open. Staying at St Mary's Hall Hotel in Hugh Town the capital of St Marys, it was convieintly located  with the harbour to the rear of the hotel and a beach located a short walk from the front of the hotel along with the local shops. 

St Marys Hotel Isles of Scilly

View of Porthmellon Beach - St Mary's
View of Porthmellon Beach - St Mary's
Wildlife mainly birds and walking is the main attraction of the Isles of Scilly, walking not ideal for someone like me with mobility problems, but I was still able to enjoy the island. They have taxis that also offer a tour around St Marys, Dial a Doux were very helpful and informative about the history of the island.

A view from St Mary's Town Beach to Samson
Isles of Scilly
St Mary's island has a wonderful relaxed village feel to it, and measuring less than 2.5 square miles I can understand why. There were plenty of treats to be enjoyed, well I was on holiday! Freshly baked biscuits would be waiting for me in the hotel room everyday. The food at the hotel was exquisite,  I had to limit myself to two courses every evening otherwise i would not get into any of my clothes!

St Marys Town Beach
Town Beach with a view of the Quay and Hugh Town
Next stop was a visit to Tresco Island and their Abbey Gardens...

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  1. Looks beautiful!

  2. OMG I am so jealous!!! I am in desperate need of a holiday...

  3. So glad you had such a wonderful time!! Your shot of the islands through the plane window is beautiful. I hope that I can visit here one day, but enjoyed seeing your pictures in the meantime! xx


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