Pint-sized, but perfectly formed! Tresco offers a wide range of facilities for visitors, including: bike hire, a grocery store and delicatessen, post office, award winning pub, heliport (with direct flights to Penzance), leisure spa, Tresco Abbey Garden, an art gallery, and accommodation ranging from a plush hotel to a cozy pub to luxury self catering.
Discover an island bursting with colour and contrast. Sip locally brewed ale in a wood-pannelled bar or explore by bike or on foot, wending your way from the lush and sheltered southern flanks to the wild and barren storm-lashed north. Here the ocean bellows from the great cave of Piper's Hole, castles stare out to sea and a Bronze Age tomb stands on Tregarthen Hill.
The jewel of this island's crown is the sub-tropical wonderland of the Abbey Garden- a riot of 20,000 exotic species. Described as 'Kew with the roof off' it is home to many rare plants that cannot be grown anywhere else in Britain.
But the garden is by no means Tresco's only attraction.Migratory birds flock to the Great Pool, the beaches are made for picnics and rock-pooling.
Tresco is rich with evocative names such as Appletree Bay, Tobaccoman's Point and Racket Town and in the Shipwreck Museum at Valhalla in the Abbey Garden are the poignant and beautiful figureheads and sternplates from some of the many wrecks around the islands. The collection of nearly sixty relics includes brass signal guns, bronze cannon and magnificently restored busts and nameplates.