Travel Tuesday: Top 5 British Islands

Fancy an island holiday? Here is the list for the top 5 beautiful island destinations in Britain that you can visit! Tresco The second-biggest island of the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall, Tresco is a small, family-owned island that dates back to the...

Fancy an island holiday? Here is the list for the top 5 beautiful island destinations in Britain that you can visit!

Tresco

The second-biggest island of the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall, Tresco is a small, family-owned island that dates back to the bronze age. Robert Dorrien-Smith and his wife, Lucy, owns this lovely island along with the businesses in the island. A total of 150 people permanently lives on this island with majority of them being young families. Taking your family here on vacation is great because the island is very safe and secure for children of all ages. This beautiful island is home to the world famous Abbey Garden, known for its extraordinary plants and its collection of shipwrecked figureheads.

St. Kilda

St. Kilda, an isolated archipelago in the remotest part of the British Isles is located 40 miles west of Scotland's Outer Hebrides. The islands are home to some of the oldest ruins from the Bronze and Iron Age making the islands a UNESCO World Reserve. If you are interested in diving then St. Kilda is one of the best places in Britain to do just that because of its clear water and its submerged caves, tunnels and arches. The islands are also the home to the world's largest colony of gannets nests on and sea stacs. St. Kilda is an amazing island with a lot of history but coming here is not easy. Many visits begins in the Western Isles but some visitors come to St. Kilda by taking cruises, charter boats, yachts or camping.

Orkney Islands

The Islands of Orkney is an archipelago of 70 islands located off the Scottish coast. Kirkwall, the capital of the islands and the main town, offers many craft and gift shops, cafes, hotel restaurants and bars, making it the ideal location to explore the islands. Visitors who comes to Orkney do not miss visiting Stromness, the second biggest town in Orkney, because the town is the most picturesque. There are a lot to do in these islands. You can visit stunning beaches, attend a wide variety of festivals and events, or dive on the sunken remains of the German High Seas Fleet.

Isle of Tiree

One of the sunniest places in Britain, the Isle of Tiree offers tranquillity, freedom of space and clean pure air. The island is the perfect place for you to relax, listen to the waves and enjoy the view. With the abundance of birds and other wildlife that this island have, naturalists will be engrossed for hours. isle of Tiree also offers heritage centres in which you can learn about the history of the island.

Rathlin Island

Located off the coast of County Antrim and the northernmost point of Northern Ireland, Rathlin Island is 6 miles long and only has a population of about 70 people. This marvellously picturesque island is home to the biggest sea-bird population as well as other wild permanent residents. The shoreline of this island even has a large seal colony attracting all nature lovers. In the harbour, you will find a Boathouse where visitors can learn about the present day island life and see some of the artifacts from the shipwrecks around the island.

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