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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 - Family-Friendly

Tresco’s unspoilt coastline and towering woodlands make great stomping ground for children. Here are some suggestions for family fun across the island.

This itinerary includes elements with rough, rugged terrain, which aren't necessarily buggy-friendly - if you have toddlers in tow you might wish to skip the morning adventures to our rocky north coast.

The full itinerary will take an entire day.

Family Map
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Morning

Head for Tresco’s rugged north end – trek the coastal path for incredible views up and down the Tresco channel, and discover the remnants of two castles.

Clamber the steep steps up to Cromwell’s Castle (1) and discover two cannons overlooking the northern horizon – play pretend at defending the island from invaders!

Up the hill is King Charles Castle (2) with views out to all the other inhabited islands. Can you name them all?

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Head back to New Grimsby and along the road to Tresco Stores (3) to collect tasty picnic supplies.

Take the coastal route towards the Abbey Garden, and clamber up past the monument to find Tristan's Treehouse (4) tucked away in the woods!

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Lunch

Continue to Appletree Bay (5) and enjoy your picnic goodies amongst the soft sands. Build sandcastles aplenty or splash about in the turquoise shallows.

Beachcomb the tideline for treasures and see if you can find a rare cowrie shell to take home with you.

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Afternoon

Head to the nearby Abbey Garden (6) – as you enter across the big blue bridge keep an eye out for red squirrels! Explore the Mediterranean garden, the pretty shell house, and find hidden lawns perfect for running about. You might even spot a colourful golden pheasant or two meandering across the paths.

Check out Valhalla figurehead museum too, which houses historical relics and remnants harping back to spooky shipwrecks.

If you’re heading back to New Grimsby, walk via Cliff Fields and climb the grassy hill up to the monument. There’s a treehouse hidden in the trees nearby, if you can find it…

The Abbey Garden

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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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