I hope to visit the Scilly isles this year and at the moment am looking for accommodation that is budget driven. If anyone on AnyPort has ever been there I would be grateful for any travelers tips. I am trying to compromise by going slightly out of season - around September - so get cheaper lodgings but not cheaper weather!
Am I right in thinking that areas that have boat anchorage will be more sheltered and maybe not exposed to continuous gusty winds making it a more pleasant stay? Maybe wishful thinking?? Looking at the islands on satellite shows lovely little coves of white sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and lots of farmland.
Decide well in advance if your going to take the plane or Scillonian ferry, if it's raining the airport shuts, if it's windy the airport shuts, if a midget in a clown suit 300 miles away farts, the airport shuts. September is not out of season for Cornwall and the Scillies, jan - March is out of season, otherwise expect to pay the same as everybody else, having said that it is fully worth going in season, the gig race is on this time of the year, but the rest of Cornwall has a lot to offer, I'd consider camping if you're on a budget.
Hello Ian and all! Yes we decided to take the ferry Ian and a wise move. We land in Blighty on the 3rd September and take the train to Penzance once delivered off the Paddington Express at the station. We spend two delightfull nights waiting to board ferry to Tresco as our hotel was full. Never-the-less we head for St.Mary's and directly thereafter to Tresco for a three day stay. Returning to the mainland we aim to travel around Cornwall from Truro our base camp. Lots of news from our travels to come! Roll on September!