PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:01 30 August 2017

The Isles of Scilly are a million miles from ordinary; 28 miles from the Cornish coast.

A million miles from ordinary; 28 miles from the Cornish coast: be transported to the Isles of Scilly...

This summer, leave the stresses of modern life behind with a visit to the island paradise on your doorstep. Take time out for yourself and reconnect with your loved ones, on the idyllic collection of islands where life moves at a gentle pace.

Ignite your wanderlust and discover uninhabited islands, secluded bays and winding country lanes. Forget dashing about and stroll for hours through the spectacular Abbey Garden. Spend your days relaxing on an isolated beach or paddle a kayak around the crystal clear waters.

There are plenty of new experiences to try too – from snorkelling with seals to tasting new flavours at Scilly’s summer food festivals. In fact, Scilly is becoming synonymous with great cuisine, from its fish restaurants to its cosy pubs, and the locals are passionate about where they source their produce.

With their white sand beaches and azure waters, the Isles of Scilly might look like they are a million miles away, but they sit just 28 miles from the coast of Cornwall. And getting there couldn’t be simpler…

Fly by Skybus

Skybus flights whisk you to the spectacular Isles of Scilly from Exeter and Newquay in under an hour – making a short break or week-long escape possible from a variety of locations, including Manchester and London, through connecting flights. Flying down the length of the Cornish coast is a great way to relax into your holiday – keep an eye out for two of Cornwall’s famous beaches, Perranporth and St Ives Bay, along the way.

You can also fly to Scilly from our dedicated airport at Land’s End –there really is no better place to start an extraordinary holiday. If you’re local or driving to Cornwall, you can leave your car at our airport car park, if you’re coming from further afield you can take the direct train from Paddington to Penzance and our minibus will pick you up. Flying from Land’s End is simply wonderful. There are no long walks through never ending terminals; instead, you’ll be welcomed into an open plan waiting area with panoramic views of the airfield and a wood-burning stove. Flying from here feels like you could be catching a private aircraft .

Sail on the Scillonian III passenger ferry

If you’re booking some time away with the family, you may wish to sail from Penzance Harbour on the Scillonian III passenger ferry. You can point out famous landmarks, such as the iconic Minack Theatre, and take the kids onto the deck to look out for dolphins.

Whether you choose to fly or sail with us, we’re sure that you’ll find the journey as unique as the destination. We look forward to transporting you to the Isles of Scilly very soon!

Win 2 flights with parking at Land’s End airport to the Isles of Scilly

For your chance to win two flights with parking at Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly, all you need to do is answer the following question:

What is the name of the lighthouse that sits between the Isles of Scilly and Land’s End?

Answers on email to with Isles of Scilly competition in the subject heading.

Closing date is 1 September 2015.

Terms and conditions: By entering the competition all participants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Only one entry per household. The winner will be selected at random and will be notified by email. No cash alternative is available. Winner must hold a valid passport. If, due to circumstances beyond the control of Isles of Scilly Travel who is unable to provide the stated prize, they reserve the right to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value. Standard travel terms and conditions of carriage applies.

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