Learn about the history of the Isles of Scilly on a guided tour of St Mary’s Garrison enjoying spectacular views of Bryher and Tresco.
Guided tour of St Mary’s Garrison.
Learn about the history of the Isles.
Spectacular views of Bryher and Tresco.
Star Castle – now a hotel for refreshments.
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Tender to St Mary’s and depart on foot for a guided tour of the Garrison. Discover how with a history that spans 350 years, its defences form one of the most remarkable and impressive coastal defence systems in England. Make your way to Star Castle for a cup of tea or coffee. Now a hotel, Star Castle was built as an impregnable fortress back in 1593 and gets its name from the shape of its eight-sided central keep, curtain wall and dry moat.
The tour involves walking approx. 2,4 km or 1,5 miles and negotiatiing several steps. The ground is uneven and hilly at several places and the excursion is not wheelchair accessible.
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 tide) from the tender from the Quay. The ground is uneven and hilly in places.