Find over 230 ancient monuments and sites on the Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

The tiny landmass of the Isles of Scilly is home to 239 ancient monuments and archaeological sites, the UK’s greatest density of historic sites.

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From maritime shipwrecks to Bronze Age burial chambers dating back 3,000 years; from deserted Christian chapels on now uninhabited islands to heavily fortified castles and headlands from the English Civil War.

Scilly's heritage attractions are compelling and the history of the islands still influences daily life today. Take a guided walk with an expert and you’ll get the low-down on some of the islands’ 239 ancient monuments and archaeological sites. 

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CCromwell's Castle, Tresco © Steve Rockell
SStar Castle on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
BBronze age burial chamber, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly © Mike Hughes
RRuins of Tresco Abbey, Isles of Scilly © Mark Nunn
HHalangy Ancient Village, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly © Paul Clarke
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