Isles of Scilly (which is the prefered name, rather than
'Scilly Isles' or 'Scillies') is an archipelago of five inhabited
islands and numerous other small rocky islets 28 miles off Lands
End - the most South Westerly point of the British Isles. With a
total population of just over two thousand, an exceptionally mild
climate, and countless golden sandy beaches, Scilly is a beautiful
haven of peace and tranquility loved by visitors and locals alike.
If you saw
Scilly on BBC1's Countryfile on Easter Sunday, you'll have spotted
how fantastic the islands are looking in this lovely sunny spell.
It was filmed a couple of weeks before Easter, of course, but the
weather for the Easter holidays was mostly even better - not a cloud
in the sky. And didn't our local food businesses, Salakee Duck,
Troytown Farm and Veronica Farm Fudge look fantastic? If you didn't
catch it, it's well worth watching it on iPlayer here.
The views and
lovely sea colours really are as stunning as they appear in the
BBC footage; if you don't believe me, why not book a trip and see
for yourselves? It's easier than you might think to get here (just
a 15 minute flight from Lands End) and there's still some April
and May accommodation availability on the following page:
to have a look at the latest entries in our SOL
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If you are wondering what
Scilly looks like on a stunning summers day, click
here for a photo tour of St Mary's from April 2013.
also see a great range of daily photos from the islands on
Richard Pearce's Scilly
webcam., or on the wonderful Isles
of Scilly Facebook page. For local news, tune in to Radio
Scilly on 107.9 FM on the islands, or online here,
or visit their sister news website Scilly