About the Isles of Scilly - Tresco
Tresco is the
second largest of the islands, with an amazing variety of scenery,
from the wild and wind-swept North of the island, to the sub-tropical
Abbey Gardens and numerous sandy beaches in the South.
It is also
the only island which is privately leased from the Duchy by a single
family - the Dorrien Smiths.
Most of the accommodation and facilities on Tresco are run by the
family under the auspices of 'Tresco Estate', which gives it a slightly
different feel to other parts of the Isles of Scilly (more comprehensively
managed, with a more 'manicured' appearance). Facilities on the
island include timeshare and rental holiday cottages (including
Sea Garden Cottages, at the old Island Hotel), The Flying Boat Club
(leisure club and restaurant), The New Inn, The Ruin Beach Cafe,
Gallery Tresco, Tresco Stores, and Tresco Abbey Gardens.
Our where to
stay pages include listings for some independent accommodation on
Tresco, but for further information about accommodation and facilities
run by Tresco Estate (including the Hell Bay Hotel on the neighbouring
island of Bryher), visit the Tresco
We have to
also mention the annual Tresco Triathlon, which took place for the
fourth time in June 2013, with ScillyOnLine's own Rob Carrier and
Susie Taylor both completing the course (in 12th and 39th places,
respectively). It's a superb event, which we wholeheartedly recommend
to any experienced or novice triathlete - come for a short break,
take advantage of the triathlon 'special offer' (reduced price accommodation
and travel), and give it a go. The setting is spectacular!