Head to Scilly for a rural retreat

Isles of Scilly

Head to England's remotest and most southwesterly islands of the Isles of Scilly, and experience English countryside with a twist.

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With no more than 270 people living across St Agnes, Bryher and St. Martin's, your escape couldn't get more rural.

These tiny inhabited islands, 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall are the ultimate rural hideway. St Agnes is home to the internationally important Seabird Recovery Project which has seen the first Manx Shearwaters breed on the island in a generation, and Storm Petrels and Black Back gulls thrive in their natural habitat.

While Bryher is the place to storm watch – stand in awe as the Atlantic rollers crash in over the aptly named Hell Bay.  St Martin's boasts arguably some of the best stretches of white sandy beaches in the world. At this time of year it's a great place to visit the island's flower farm and vineyard too.

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