St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
St Mary's is the largest of the islands at 2.5 miles (4km) by 1.75 miles(2.81km) and is home to three quarters of the population with around 1500
inhabitants. It is the terminus for the majority of transport links with the mainland. The capital, Hugh Town, includes most of St Mary's commercial
facilities including banks, a post office and a variety of shops.
There is an Anglican Church, Roman Catholic Church and Methodist Chapel on St Mary's.
Accommodation including guest houses and self catering facilities can be found in Hugh Town and at other points around St Mary's.
St Mary's has many fine archaeological remains including a Courtyard House
settlement at Bant's Carn dating from around the 1st Century BC, several Scillonian Chamber tombs from the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age and the Mount Flagon standing stone (known locally as a menhir), nearly 9 ft (2.7m)
tall which dates from the Bronze Age.
Boats to the other islands operate from the town quay and there are trips around the islands to view the birdlife, fishing trips etc.
Dogs on St Mary's
St Mary's has some restrictions for dogs. They should be kept on a lead on any road.
Between the 1st May and 30th September, some beaches on St Mary's do not allow dogs. These include Porthcressa, Porthmellon and Old Town Bay.
For the safety of everyone, it is advised that dogs are kept under close supervision on the quays, near the airport and around farmland.
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Located in the Isles of Scilly, 28 miles south west of Land's End, Cornwall.
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