Scilly Isles are located 47 km from the southwestern coast of Cornwall. The archipelago consists of 140 islands. None of them is more than three miles wide, and only five are inhabited: Saint Mary's, Tresco, Bryher, St. Martin's and Saint Agnes.
One of the most beautiful places in Great Britain
In folklore, Scilly are considered to be the peaks of the sunk into the sea Lioness Valley, which stretched to the west of Penu Peninsula. And then the ocean swallowed it, leaving only one person alive so that he could tell this story.
In fact, they form part of the same granite ridge as Land's End, Bodmin-Moore and Dartmoor, and although only a few of them reach a height of more than 30 meters, their landscape is extremely diverse.
All islands are blown with salty wind, bringing cries of sea birds. Despite the cold water, beaches and shores irresistibly attract tourists. Other interesting places include the largest cluster of prehistoric finds in Cornwall, several magnificent cliffs of interesting shapes and lots of flowers.