Stephen Morris, Artist on the Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

Art Friendly Holidays and Short Breaks

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Winter Holidays and Short Art Breaks

No, Scilly doesn't close in the winter but it does go into a form of semi-hibernation.

Yes, there are boats still running - the St Marys Boatmen's Association has one or two operators who keep their boats in the water almost all winter, often the ones with extra weather protection like Seahorse and Meridian. Contact details can be found on their webpage here: Winter Services. Pubs like the 'Bishop and Wolf' and 'The Mermaid' remain open all year. Some of the Hugh Town cafes and restaurants open for limited hours during the winter months (The Deli, Dibble & Grub, Nornour). The Golf Club remains open for the winter for island golfers but the restaurant has more limited opening hours. The Community Bus does not run in the winter but there are still taxis servicing the airport and private hire cars running taxi services. The Tourist Information Centre is still manned but may open for limited hours. They can be contacted by telephone at 01720 424 031.