The Isles of Scilly have one of the greatest densities of historic sites in the whole of the British Isles, and St Mary’s is no exception. Most walks on the island will allow you close-up views of all manner of relics from the past – from Bronze Age burial chambers to World War II fortifications. Also well worth a visit are Obadiah’s barrow and the solitary Old Man of Gugh standing stone on St Agnes, and the Chapel Down stone idol on St Martin’s – thought to be around 3,000 years old.
Fascinating Archaeology on The Isles of Scilly
A spectacular natural playground for visitors of all ages, the Isles of Scilly offer a wide variety of activities to experience. Swim, sail or snorkel in the crystal blue waters, wander through lush sub-tropical gardens, explore mysterious ancient burial grounds and browse colourful contemporary art galleries. Most of all, enjoy the unforgettable views.