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.
Winter is well
and truly upon us, but we have still been getting some lovely days
- cold, but with plenty of sunny spells (and the odd gale thrown
in for good measure!). There have been some stunning sunrises and
sunsets in the past week - see our twitter feed for a taster.
Scilly is a
great place for a peaceful winter get-away. It's easier than you
might think to get here (just a 15 minute flight from Lands End)
and there's plenty of winter accommodation availability on the following
to have a look at the latest entries in our SOL
recommends section, and you can also follow us on Twitter, or
our Facebook page, for all our latest ScillyOnLine news and
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
are planning to get married on St Mary's in 2013 or beyond,
why not include a fabulous horse-drawn carriage journey? For
information, click here.