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Our guide to a holiday on the Isles of Scilly.

The Mount Haven in Marazion is perfectly situated as your base from a trip to Scilly.

If you would like to spend your holiday in Scilly, the perfect place to travel from our far western tip of Cornwall.  The Isles of Scilly Travel company offer two alternative means to travel – The Scillonian III boat sails from Penzance six days a week or the Skybus, fixed-wing aircraft, from Land’s End. A shuttle bus operates from Penzance Station to and from the airport.  Both the Scillonian Ferry and the airport are being seriously upgraded this winter 2012. Contact www.ios-travel.co.uk

Isles of Scilly

The unique and beautiful Isles of Scilly


Arriving by land you descend into a glistening archipelago of these beautiful island, by boat you approach St Mary’s Harbour through Crow Sound. From St Mary’s little boats can take you onto any of the other islands you would like to visit.

Whatever you decide, of course the perfect place to stay before your trip would be the Mount Haven Hotel. You could enjoy a one night stopover or perhaps stay a few days with us to explore magical West Cornwall and a few days on the islands. Book one of our superior balcony doubles for dinner, bed and breakfast and start your holiday by kicking back and relaxing; gazing at St Michael’s Mount from your balcony or the terrace and enjoy a beautiful meal in our 2 AA rosette restaurant. If you would like to leave your car with us while you visit the islands we just ask for a donation of £3 a day for our project for the street children of India. See www.childrensproject.org   we also have a fantastic team of therapists and there is no better way to unwind quickly than a deep tissue massage in our healing room.  The profits of which also go to our charity above.

Of course day trips are available to the islands and Isles of Scilly travel offer a flight out and a leisurely cruise back on the Scillonian for only £80. It’s cheaper by boat both ways but this gives you the best of both worlds, seeing the islands from the sky and having more time to explore.

The Isles of Scilly are of course linked in myth to the lost land of Lyonesse of Arthurian legend. Perhaps this dates from the time St Michael’s Mount became tidal in 2000BC or perhaps more land was lost after the tsunami caused by the Great Lisbon Earthquake which was devastating.

Isles of Scilly Beach

Deserted beaches on Scilly

There are many lovely places to stay on the Scillies, from camp-sites to B and Bs, great hotels and self-catering cottages. See www.simplyscilly.co.uk which is the official website for the islands.

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