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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy island inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

Daytrip Itinerary - Cultural

There’s more to Tresco than beaches and seascapes – art and heritage also factor into the island’s identity. Digging a little deeper with our cultural highlights can make for an enriching day spent here.

Elements of this itinerary are best-suited to adult groups, however the Abbey Garden is a fantastic family-friendly playground. The Garden is set a stretch away from the island's central amenities, the route to which is hilly but smooth terrain.

If including all elements, the itinerary will take a full day.
Cultural Map
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Morning

Our gorgeous seafront gallery (1) is housed within a converted gig shed on New Grimsby harbour – it's bright, spacious, and like Tresco, has a little bit of everything.

From a broad selection of works by established southwest artists, to glassware, ceramics, wood carvings and sculptures, you’ll be awestruck by the array of tempting treasures on display.

Look out for the jewellery made on the islands, and pick up a selection of envy-inducing postcards too!

Gallery Tresco
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Lunch

Stroll along the shoreline for a light lunch at the Flying Boat Café & Deli (2) - this light airy space overlooks the Tresco channel, with soothing sea views out towards Shipman Head on Bryher.

You’ll find two sculptures close to the restaurant – one above the nearby slip and another in Smith Square, just around the corner. Cornish sculptor Tom Leaper has created several outdoor pieces for Tresco which are dotted across the island.

The Flying Boat
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Afternoon

Walk southwards either through the tree-lined Abbey Drive or around the Cliff Fields coastal path towards the Abbey Garden (3).

The Garden itself is well worth a couple of hours’ browsing – terraces are lined with proteas, agaves and aeoniums, and views from the top terrace take in the magnificent vista across towering palms.

The Abbey Garden
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Nestled within the incredible plant-life are more Tom Leaper sculptures and works by established sculptor David Wynne, all with a story to tell.

Don’t miss Valhalla Museum, which features figureheads and relics from shipwrecks which have historically taken place across the islands.

The Abbey Garden - History

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Stay on Tresco

Find your perfect place to stay on Tresco, from rooms and apartments to self-catering countryside cottages and beachfront boltholes, all with Spa & Abbey Garden entry

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