'A perennial Kew' - home to 20,000 exotic plants with species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa
The Isles of Scilly, an archipelago lying some twenty eight miles south-west of Land's End, is famous for being Europe's top location for rare and migrant birds. With just five inhabited and around fifty uninhabited islands, the islands offer...
16th-century fort built over St Mary's Pool harbour, but never finished
The 16th century Old Blockhouse is located at the southern end of Old Grimsby harbour on Tresco. It was built in the reign of Henry VIII as part of a series of coastal defences to protect against invasion from the French.
Extensive defensive walls and earthworks dating back to the 16th century
17th-century round tower positioned on a rocky promontory guarding the anchorage between Bryher and Tresco.
Remains of castle built for coastal defence on the north side of Tresco
Located at the base of Kittern Hill on the Island of Gugh is the 2.7 metre tall standing stone known as the Old Man of Gugh. Like many of the sites on the Scillies the menhir dates back to the Bronze Age (approx 3,500 years...