THREE things we did not know about the Scilly Isles:
- There are 5 inhabited islands: St Marys, St Agnes, Bryher, St Martin’s and Tresco. There are no cars on Tresco but you can hire bikes (which often go astray after a night at the pub!)
- Isles of Scilly are home to some interesting birds, including Fulmars, Sandwich Terns, Willow Warblers, Sand Martins and Swallows. You can also find Razorbills, Guillemots, Cormorants, Dunlins, Plovers, Ducks, Kestrels and Peregrines.
- Tresco Abbey Gardens, a botanical paradise planted among the ruins of a Benedictine priory is home to over 20,000 plant species. It’s also home to red squirrels.