The Isles of Scilly are a sub-tropical paradise just 28 miles southwest of Lands End with beautiful white beaches, exotic sub-tropical plants and a peaceful quality of life. There are five inhabited islands and each has its own unique and rather special character.
St Mary’s is the largest of the islands (2½ miles by 1¾ miles), and the main population and economic centre; home to about three quarters of the population. It is an island of hidden treasures set in a land of contrasting scenery. As you explore the island you will encounter sand dunes, whose marram grass covered mounds are enhanced by a profusion of wild African agapanthus flowers. Walkers will love the profusion and diversity of fauna and flora that can be found in the woodlands, heaths and marshland ecosystems of the island.
St Mary’s historic past can be seen in the many ancient monuments on the island. The Isles of Scilly Museum in Hugh Town and the Heritage Centre in the middle of the island display much of the Isles of Scilly’s rich history.
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