What to do on Tresco

Tresco’s coast path is a 10 kilometre walk from Carn Quay that gently wanders through New Grimsby north to Cromwell’s Castle on the boulder-strewn shore before ascending to the ruins of King Charles’ Castle. It climbs Gun Hill and crosses the heather-clad moor of the island’s north, dips into Piper’s Hole and the ruins of the Old Blockhouse to reach the delightful, castaway-café of Ruin Beach. The easy path south then follows the bone-white beaches to reach the dune-backed Pentle Bay, named one of the top ‘Under-the-Radar’ beaches by the Wall Street Journal. The route back to Carn Quay affords plentiful views of Abbey House and, if time permits, many options for a detour to visit the world-renowned sub-tropical garden and wildlife-rich Abbey Pool. https://www.islandeering.com/islands/tresco/

Visiting Tresco

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What to do on Tresco 

Walk Tresco’s coastal path

Visit Tresco’s castles

Ruin Beach Cafe

Visit Abbey Gardens

Low tide event

Swim retreat on Tresco

Piper’s Hole

Islands nearby

Whilst you are there why note explore the following islands

St Mary’s

St Martin’s

St Agnes



St Mary’s



St Helen’s



Other islands of the British Isles

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Further information

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