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The Star Castle, Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

Sat 27 Apr - Thu 2 May 2024: A 6 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Isles of Scilly with Johnsons Coaches

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Saturday 27th April to Thursday 2nd May 2024


Located on St. Mary’s, the largest island in the Isles of Scilly archipelago, the 4-star Castle Hotel is just a short 5-minute walk from Hugh Town. Nestling on the Garrison, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding islands. Where we will discover stunning silvery white beaches, translucent turquoise seas and a rugged coastline bounded by golden gorse –this charming landscape, warmed by the breezes of the Gulf Stream, is the ideal escape for leisurely walking, peace and relaxation.


Look What’s Included

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • 5 nights half board

  • Cream Tea

  • Return flights

  • All coach transfers

  • Guided walking tour of St. Mary’s

  • Boat trip to the Island of Tresco and entrance to the Abbey Gardens

  • Boat trip to St. Martin’s or St. Agnes


Not included: All lunches


Please note that transfers to/from Land’s End will be via one of our Extra Legroom ‘Club Class’ coaches.

Day 1

We transfer to Land’s End Airport for our short 20-minute flight to St. Mary’s on the beautiful Isles of Scilly. Upon arrival we continue to our hotel for our 5-night stay.

Day 2-5

At leisure in St. Mary’s. During our stay we include 3 excursions which will enable you to uncover the unique character and beauty of this archipelago.

inc. Excursions

Walking tour of St. Mary’s - A full-day guided walking tour of St. Mary’s, taking in Hugh Town, Harry’s Wall, Lower Moors and the Old Town. For the more active walker we also include visits to Peninnis Head and Buzza Hill.

Tresco -

A crossing to the second largest island, Tresco, for a visit to the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens. Established in the ruins of a Benedictine priory, they contain plants found nowhere else in Britain.

St. Martin’s

or St. Agnes - A full day trip to the island of St. Martin’s with its beautiful beaches and scenery OR St. Agnes, which is only a mile wide. You then continue to the outer isles to view colonies of wild seals and birdlife. (The exact island chosen and the actual days on which the excursions will operate will be down to the discretion of the hotel and is weather and tidal dependent).

Day 6

We return to the mainland where our coach will be waiting to whisk you homeward.

Your Hotel


4* The Star Castle Hotel, St. Mary's

This Grade I listed, family run hotel, is located on the Garrison a short walk from the centre of St. Mary’s and the harbour, commanding breathtaking views of the stunning archipelago. With 38 bedrooms, the hotel boasts traditional 16th century castle accommodation within 3 acres of secluded gardens. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, conservatory and 2 award-winning restaurants. There is also a lounge for teas, coffees and cream teas. Mobility Grade: 2. It is a steep walk to the castle. There are nine steps to the main entrance and many unavoidable steps throughout the hotel and grounds. There are many bedrooms on the ground, however we do not recommend this hotel for those with impaired or reduced mobility.


Duration, Dates and Prices:

Sat 27 Apr - Thu 2 May '24

5 Nights



Departs: 6.30am

Returns: 6.30pm



Single Room: Nil

Double for Sole Use: £250

Holiday Insurance:£33


(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)


Deposits – A deposit of £250 is payable at the time of booking.



This tour includes return flights from Land’s End Airport to St. Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly. Flights are with Skybus who operate the scheduled 20-minute flying time with 19 & 8-seater aircraft.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority ATOL Scheme –Johnsons ATOL Number is 11451.

Please note that mini coaches are used for island hotel transfers and that our excursions to Tresco and St. Martins or St. Agnes involve transportation by boat. Therefore, due to the nature of this holiday, customers with mobility difficulties may be limited in their enjoyment.

Also please remember that all air and sea journeys are weather permitting and that the itinerary may have to be varied for weather and tidal conditions, therefore please be aware that the days on which the excursions will operate may be subject to change.


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Gloucester Services SB Gloucester Services, M5, Southbound
Henley Feeder Meet Point Liveridge House - Feeder Meeting Point
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Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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