Tresco's Abbey Gardens
Truly a sub-tropical paradise, this tiny corner of England has remained unpolluted, unspoilt and unchanged for decades. Tresco lies just 28 miles from the Cornish coast yet basks in a balmy climate where spring comes early, autumn stays late and winter hardly exists at all. The wonderful Abbey Gardens is home to more than 3,000 species and magnificent vistas, colours and scents. There is certainly no other garden like this in the world. Even in winter there are 300 plants in flower in the Abbey Gardens and as each day lengthens more and more exotic flowers appear. In the spring you will see flowers here that are weeks ahead of those on the mainland, the perfect way to lift your spirits after a cold, dark winter. Autumn, too, is a stunning time to visit, with the beautiful golden, reds and ambers of the seasonal foliage against a backdrop of proteas, aloes and flowering camellias thrown in for good measure.
The New Inn
Our accommodation on Tresco will be at the popular 4-star ETB/AA graded New Inn. There is a friendly bustling atmosphere here and all rooms are en-suite and are comfortably furnished. There is also a separate residents’ bar and lounge, and guests have complimentary access to the Tresco Spa & Leisure facilities. Just four days here will leave you feeling renewed and revitalised!
We now offer Tresco as an all-year-round, go-as-you please package, where the content and duration can be adjusted to suit your needs. See below for a sample itinerary.
Your Departure date
Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £210
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Day 1 -
To take the strain out of the long drive to Penzance we have arranged train transportation from London Paddington - what a pleasant way to cross the south of England. On arrival in Penzance you will be transferred to Land’s End in time for your flight to the Scillies, which only takes 20 minutes. On St Mary’s you will be taken to the quayside for a short boat transfer to Tresco. After being welcomed at the New Inn and shown to your room you are free to relax and enjoy the exceptional views. Dinner will be served in the evening.
|Hotel||New Inn Tresco|
Day 2 & 3 -
Enjoy your breakfast. Included in your package is entrance to the Abbey Gardens, which you are free to visit as often as you wish. Explore the magnificent gardens and the vast collection of exotic, sub-tropical plants as well as the Valhalla collection of ship’s figureheads.
You are also free to explore Tresco at your leisure - the ancient castles, beautiful beaches and headland walks, browse in the gallery or simply relax in the resident’s lounge. Visiting other islands can easily be arranged - Bryher, St Martins, St Agnes and St Mary’s. One of the joys of the Scillies is the fact that all the islands easily interact with each other. Regular boat trips are available to see the sea birds and seals of the Western rocks, and if you are feeling adventurous, it is sometimes possible to circumnavigate Bishop's Rock lighthouse.
|Hotel||New Inn Tresco|
|Meals included||Breakfast, Dinner|
Day 4 -
Sadly it is time to leave Tresco, and a morning boat will take us to St Mary’s for our return flight to Land’s End. On arrival we will be transferred to Penzance in time for our afternoon train back to Paddington.
Thoroughly enjoyable long weekend. The Isles of Scilly are a very special and unique location, made more so by near perfect weather for mid-October. All connections to get there synchronised perfectly, thanks to Brightwater's organisation. Accomodation also very good. Guest Trescos Abbey Gardens , October 2021
Tour dates & prices
Included in your cost:
- Meals - as per the itinerary
- Train travel
Please note - Walking Fitness
As Tresco has no cars, we believe it fair to remind passengers that a degree of mobility is required to get the most out of your visit to the island.