WIN a holiday to the Isles of Scilly worth £1000

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The Isles of Scilly have a Caribbean-like quality - Credit: Visit Isles of Scilly

Feeling the need for space has never been so important. For a suitably quiet option for socially distanced holidays by the sea, it doesn’t get much better than a holiday on the Isles of Scilly

More than 140 islands - of which five are inhabited - sit afloat in the Atlantic Ocean 28 miles off the Cornish coast. Surrounded by turquoise shimmering water and big skies, they all have their distinctive characteristics and charm, and are a world apart in every way. Life is simpler and moves at a slower pace, giving you time and space for reflection and a chance to rediscover ‘you’ and recharge. In fact, it is like nowhere else in England.

Escape for a spot of unadulterated relaxation and far-reaching island views, and an abundance of small, independent eateries, galleries and retail outlets, and next-to-empty beaches, even in peak season.

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The award-winning 16th Century Star Castle Hotel will host our prize winner - Credit: Mark Bolton Photography

With its Caribbean-like quality, frequently captured by resident artists, its many rocky islets, woodlands, heaths, grasslands, wetlands and dunes offer a variety of habitats for wildlife and is commonly used as a stopgap for migratory birds looking for a convenient resting spot.

St Mary’s is the largest inhabited island and is the perfect spot from which to explore the other inhabited islands and island-hop your way around Scilly. Tresco, St Martin’s, St Agnes and Bryher are alluring, with their snow-white sand, sub-tropical style splendour, and historic landmarks.

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Isles of Scilly stay at the Star Castle Hotel - Credit: Mark Bolton Photography

The isles are accessible by passenger ferry and plane with Isles of Scilly Travel or by helicopter with Penzance Helicopters. For more information on the Isles of Scilly, go to


To experience all that Scilly has to offer we’ve teamed up with the official tourism organisation Visit Isles of Scilly to offer one lucky Devon Life reader the chance to win a holiday for two on St. Mary’s worth £1,000! You’ll board Skybus with Isles of Scilly Travel from Lands’ End Airport and stay two nights at the award-winning 16th century Star Castle Hotel in a garden room with sea view. Located on the Garrison, this family-owned hotel was built in the reign of Elizabeth I in the shape of an eight-pointed star and remains fully intact and steeped in history to this day.

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Isles of Scilly stay at the Star Castle Hotel - Credit: Mark Bolton Photography

The cosy bar was once the dungeon, the Castle restaurant housed the officers’ mess and there are three tiny guardhouses outside that make perfect cosy boltholes for single travellers.

The hotel is renowned for its excellent cuisine with seafood and meat sourced almost exclusively from Cornwall and local produce grown within the islands’ temperate climate all-year-round.

To be in with a chance of winning, fill in the form below:

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Closing date is July 15, 2021.

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The holiday must be taken before October 31, 2022 and is subject to availability. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash prize. The prize is for two people.

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