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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.



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



Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

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

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips 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 and Historical

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 so there is something for everyone.

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Our gorgeous seafront gallery 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 why not pick up a selection of envy-inducing postcards!

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If you're feeling up for a historical adventure, take the coastal path around the North End that will bring you Cromwell's Castle: built in 1651 to guard the harbour and still relatively intact.

You can then climb up the hill towards King Charles Castle. Built during Edward VI’s reign, the castle ruins are one of two Tudor forts put in place to defend Tresco from French and Spanish forces.

Historic Monuments
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Stroll back to civilisation and tuck into lunch at the New Inn. Rich in both cultural material and spirit, the island pub is the heart of Tresco. The walls are covered in art and imagery from the Abbey archive; from the Dorrien-Smith family to gig rowing, it is a building rich with history and creative inspiration.

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

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 Garden is full of island history and artistic inspiration...

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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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After the gardens, head further south to see the outcrop of Oliver’s Battery. Overlooking the southern coast of the island, this site provided strategic defence during the Civil War.

Once Parliamentary forces had reclaimed Tresco, a gun battery was built on top of this large rocky outcrop.

The site affords incredible panoramic views of the islands once you’ve scrambled to the top! The perfect way to end a historically rich day on Tresco.

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Stay on Tresco

Winter and Festive breaks are not always available to book online - for cottage stays or New Inn breaks over the winter months please go to Winter on Tresco or call 01720 422849.

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849