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
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
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.
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.