International travel guide Frommer’s – has named the Isles of Scilly as one of ‘the’ top 10 destinations in the world to visit in 2010.
The Isles of Scilly are the only UK destination to be included on the Frommer's list.
At the launch of their 2010 list, Frommer’s commented: “As in years past, they (the destinations listed) represent a mix of emerging spots, under-appreciated cities, and places we think you need to experience before they’re overrun by tourist crowds. While authors and editors again contributed their suggestions, this year we reached out for some additional advice. During October and November readers from around the world nominated their favorites and then voted for this year’s inaugural Reader Favorite. The one element that connects all of these? We can’t wait to go.”
Frommer’s comments on the Isles of Scilly – "Call them the Isles of Scilly, or just Scilly, England's smallest official "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" lies sprinkled in the Atlantic 28 miles southwest of Land's End. Scilly is an administrative part of Cornwall...
The islands are a collection of secluded sandy beaches, Bronze Age burial chambers, and rocky promontories, and a smattering of beautifully located cafés ensure plenty of diversions — such as kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing — en route. There are five inhabited islands: St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes, and Bryher, along with more than 150 uninhabited ones that lay scattered across the shallow turquoise seas. Fringed with beaches of soft, pale sand, the archipelago has the exotic appeal of some faraway holiday paradise, an impression enhanced by the balmy, frost-free climate and colorful subtropical plants...
May sees the islands largest gathering of temporary visitors, as the annual gig-racing champions bring spectators intrigued by the 19th century vessels used by the competing teams."
For more information please visit our Isles of Scilly guide.
To fly to the Isles of Scilly by helicopter visit our British International page
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