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Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom Travel Information

According to themeparktour, the Isles of Scilly (English: Isles of Scilly) are a group of islands in Europe, located southwest of England. The Isles of Scilly are part of England (United Kingdom) and consist of approximately 145 islands. The 6 largest and inhabited islands are: St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes, Gugh and Bryher. The capital of the Isles of Scilly is Hugh Town.

Research has shown that the Isles of Scilly have been inhabited since the Stone Age. At present, approximately 2,200 inhabitants live there. The Isles of Scilly are often visited by tourists for its quiet beaches and beautiful scenery. In addition, many birdwatchers visit the islands because it is the first stop for migratory birds that have crossed the Atlantic. In the waters around the Isles of Scilly there are approximately 2,000 shipwrecks of ships that did not survive the treacherous coasts. These shipwrecks now attract many divers to the islands. The population mostly lives from tourism and floriculture. This is because of the ideal climate for flowers and cut flowers.

Where are the Isles of Scilly?

Travel information of Isles of Scilly

Official name: Isles of Scilly
Continent: Europe
Area: 16 km²
Capital: Hugh Town
Country code: GB, GBR
Population: 2,242 inhabitants (2018)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 44 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Hugh Town): 830 km

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on the Isles of Scilly that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the Isles of Scilly, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to the Isles of Scilly. For separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Isles of Scilly? Then take a look at travel bookstore De Zwerver where you will find an extensive collection.

Weather and climate
The Isles of Scilly have a mild climate. The temperatures are around 5 to 10 degrees during the winter months and around 15 to 20 degrees during the summer months. The Isles of Scilly are known for strong winds. On the other hand, there is almost never frost or snow.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Isles of Scilly can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of the Isles of Scilly can be found at Climate info.

Best time to travel
April and May are the best months to travel to the Isles of Scilly. In these months you will not be bothered by mass tourism in addition to the pleasant temperatures.

English is the official language on the Isles of Scilly.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom:
Dutch consulates in the United Kingdom:
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands:
United Kingdom Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to the Isles of Scilly.

Money and Currency
On the Isles of Scilly you pay with the British pound (GBP).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on the Isles of Scilly can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices on the Isles of Scilly are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -2% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (5% cheaper), food (0.5% more expensive), imported beer in catering (20% more expensive), cigarettes (66% more expensive) and public transport (4% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

It is customary to tip on the Isles of Scilly. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 10%.

Time difference
On the Isles of Scilly it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on the Isles of Scilly is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for the Isles of Scilly can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On the Isles of Scilly you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on the Isles of Scilly.
At you can discover the ways in which you can travel to the different islands.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within the Isles of Scilly.

On the Isles of Scilly you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on the Isles of Scilly can be found on our electricity page (see United Kingdom).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999 or 112
– Fire: 999 or 112
– Ambulance: 999 or 112

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding the Isles of Scilly can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the Isles of Scilly can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from the Isles of Scilly end
Official website of the Isles of Scilly:

The country code (international access code) to call someone on the Isles of Scilly is 0044 or +44.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Isles of Scilly? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of the Isles of Scilly.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of the Isles of Scilly.

An overview of all public holidays on the Isles of Scilly can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on the Isles of Scilly, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about the Isles of Scilly?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Isles of Scilly. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Isles of Scilly can be found on Protected Planet.
The Isles of Scilly are not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the Isles of Scilly? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with the Isles of Scilly, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about the Isles of Scilly, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Isles of Scilly.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…The Isles of Scilly have been inhabited since the Stone Age?
…The Isles of Scilly was only accessible by boat or helicopter until November 2012?
…The Isles of Scilly attract many birdwatchers because of its favorable location?
…The Isles of Scilly have been at war with the Netherlands for 335 years (1651–1986)?