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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 - Historical

Immerse yourself in the island’s past with a visit to these historical sites.

This itinerary includes some rough and rugged terrain, so may not be best suited to those with limited mobility.

It will take an entire day if you're hoping to see all of the sites listed below.

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Morning

Head for Tresco’s rugged north end and discover the remnants of two castles.

Still relatively intact and perched on the rocky coastline is Cromwell’s Castle (1), built in 1651 to guard the harbour.

Check out the platform complete with cannons, and clamber to the top for epic views.

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Scramble up the hill towards King Charles Castle (2), built during Edward VI’s reign, King Charles Castle is one of two Tudor forts put in place to defend Tresco from French and Spanish forces.

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Lunch

Traverse the north end towards Old Grimsby and you’ll find the Ruin Beach Café (3) – delicious Mediterranean-inspired dining set amongst beachside ruins.

Find a spot on the terrace and you’ll overlook Blockhouse Castle (4), Tresco’s second Tudor fort, also playing a role during the Civil War.

You might like to take a walk along the coastline and up to Blockhouse after lunch.

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Afternoon

Tresco Abbey Garden (5) is your next stop – the Garden was collated by Augustus Smith, Lord Proprietor of the Isles of Scilly, in the 19th century, around the ruins of an old Benedictine Abbey.

You can still see the old Abbey Arch within the garden today.

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Within the Garden you'll also find Valhalla figurehead museum – an incredible collection of recovered relics from shipwrecks taking place across the islands.

Both eerie and moving, the museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the islands.

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After the gardens, head further south to see the outcrop of Oliver’s Battery (6). 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!

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Stay on Tresco

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