Admire the lush Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly.

Delightful St. Mary’s Garrison Walk

Learn about the remarkable history of the Isles of Scilly and its coastal defenses on a guided tour

  • Join your guide at St. Mary’s quay to learn about the island’s fascinating history, which spans nearly 8,000 years
  • Take a guided tour of St. Mary’s Garrison, a remarkable 350-year-old coastal defense system
  • Take in spectacular views across to the islands of Bryher and Tresco
  • Enjoy the island’s mild climate, stunning wildflowers, and countless white-sand beaches
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

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  • From

    $ 79

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

Beyond Land’s End

Take a guided tour of St. Mary’s Garrison, which has served as a coastal defense system in Scilly for around 350 years. Learn about its remarkable history as you walk the preserved Garrison Walls. Today, St. Mary’s is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Admire the abundance of birds, the clear turquoise sea, and the ancient sites and monuments.

Practical information:

  • Included: Cup of tea or coffee

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Walking information: Approximately 1.5 miles in total, up to 24 steps (depending on the tide) from the tender from the quay The ground is uneven and hilly in places.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.