Tresco was by far my favourite of the Isles of Scilly. The sub-tropical Tresco Abbey Garden made it extra special, being such an unexpected gem. You can’t visit the Isles of Scilly and not go to Tresco Abbey Garden!
Along the shoreline at Tresco is the ruined Cromwell’s castle, built in the early 1650’s in the aftermath of the Parliamentary invasion of the islands during the English Civil War. It was designed to prevent enemy naval vessels from entering the harbour.
Within Tresco Abbey Garden is The Chiefton, part of the Valhalla collection of figureheads. Of course, the waters around the Isles of Scilly are littered with shipwrecks.
Whilst St Agnes is less populated than the better known and more popular St Mary’s and Tresco, the island is ideal for walking, especially on such a delightful summers day. You never know what you might find! I came across this lighthouse, which is certainly very photogenic and contrasts beautifully with the sky. People talk about Cornwall being special for painting because of the light, but these Islands compete just as well.