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We can help you book your perfect break to Tresco. We all live here, so it's our specialist subject!

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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 Islandshare

Tresco Islandshare

Own a piece of this unique island, with 40 years of holidays on Tresco as more than just a visitor. Discover Islandshares for sale...

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



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

An Island Christmas

Who better to let you into the little island secrets than a local? We asked some of our islanders for their festive favourites...

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Ruth - Reservations Manager

I love strolling along the deserted sands of Appletree or perhaps round the north end to Gimble if I need to blow the cobwebs away, finishing up at The New Inn for a hot chocolate.

The island's beaches and paths are deserted, and the weather is the biggest surprise - it can be as warm and sunny as a spring day, or you might witness a majestic Atlantic storm rolling in.

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Rachel – Events Coordinator

Once you’re here, you can just completely relax.

There’s no last-minute panic shopping; just a browse of the Gallery or Lucy-Tania for last-minute gifts, a wander around Tresco Stores on Christmas Eve with a mince pie in hand, or a quiet drink on Christmas Eve in The New Inn.

There’s no need for a designated driver, no endless visits to distant relatives; it’s the most relaxing Christmas you’ll have.


Jon - Assistant Head Gardener, Abbey Garden

I’m a bit of a foodie, so for me, Christmas begins when the Penders of Bryher bring across the lobster and crab orders, ready for Christmas Day. Who says Christmas has to mean turkey?

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Anna - Cottage Services Manager

For us, Christmas starts early as we deck the halls across all of our cottages. We put the Christmas trees up in the cottages, lay the log burners and put the Hampers in ready – then, once all the guests are in and cosy, it’s time to decorate one last time in our own homes.


Sasha - Tresco Stores Manager

There's nothing like our Christmas candlelit carol service for enveloping you in that warm festive feeling. The Church is always full, and it doesn’t matter if you can sing or not – everyone’s just in a great Christmas spirit!

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Kate – Veg Gardener

It’s an island tradition to take a dip in the sea at New Grimsby on Christmas morning before heading to The New Inn for a hot chocolate.


Kerra – Island Office Supervisor

The warm and friendly atmosphere across the whole island at Christmas is just wonderful. Nothing is quite so reminiscent of this festive spirit as The New Inn bar on Christmas Day as everyone gathers for a drink after Church or opening presents.

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Ginny - Tresco Boats Manager

Nothing beats the feeling of coming in from the cold to a crackling log fire and settling in for an evening with a good book. If there’s a winter storm blowing outside, so much the better!


Mike - Abbey Garden Curator

I may be biased, but whilst other gardens are dull and dreary, our climate means hundreds of plant species are in flower in the Abbey Garden over Christmas, from South African Proteas to Passion Flowers from Peru.

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