lsles of Scilly 30 miles from Roselands Caravan Park
The Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles from Lands
End - the most South-Westerly point of the UK
The Isles of Scilly, the most westerly part of England, form
an archipelago of six inhabited islands and numerous other
small rocky islets (around 140 in total) lying 45 km (28 miles)
off Land's End.
Scilly has been inhabited since the Stone
Age and its history has been one of subsistence living until
the 20th century with people living off the land and the sea.
Farming and fishing continue today, but the main industry
now is tourism.
The islands are linked to the mainland by both air and sea
services, and rely on boat services for inter-island connections.
St. Mary's is the only island with a significant road network.
Helicopter from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly
Scillonian III approaching St Mary's HarbourBy air, the islands
are served by St. Mary's Airport on the main island of St.
Mary's and by Tresco Heliport on the island of Tresco. The
following air services currently operate:
Helicopter services, operated by British International
Helicopters, from Penzance Heliport to St. Mary's Airport
and Tresco Heliport.
Fixed-wing aircraft services, operated by Isles of Scilly
Skybus, from various UK airports (Land's End, Newquay, Exeter,
Bristol and Southampton) to St Mary's Airport.
By sea, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company provides a passenger
and cargo service from Penzance to St Mary's: Scillonian III
passenger ferry and Gry Maritha cargo vessel. The other islands
are linked to St. Mary's by a network of inter-island launches.