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Find out more about Scilly's archaeological and historical heritage on a short break holiday based at the Star Castle Hotel,

St Mary's. The Star Castle was built in 1593 and has been a hotel since 1933. It is located in a commanding position on the top of The Garrison, St Mary’s and has wide-ranging views.


Below are the details of a 4 night holiday in May 2016 which included visits to sites of many different periods, from prehistoric to post-mediaeval, on St Mary's, St Agnes and Gugh, Tresco (including the world-famous Abbey Garden) and the uninhabited island of Samson. There won't be any archaeological holidays in 2017 but check back here in autumn 2017 to see what I am doing in 2018!

Details of a holiday in 2016 are as follows:


Date and Price


Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May 2016      £824 per person


Price is based on two sharing a standard room and include:

*  return travel by plane from Land's End to St Mary's

*  transfers to the Star Castle

*  4 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast

*  welcome reception

*  all boat fares

*  entrance charges

*  guided visits to all sites


Details of supplements for singles, upgrades and extensions are available from the hotel.


You can find more information about the Star Castle here. To book, please contact them on 01720 422317.


Holidays - Star Castle


I will also be leading walking holidays in Scilly for HF Holidays. There will be nine 6 night holidays, based at the Bell Rock Hotel on St Mary's, between April and September 2017. Full details on HF Holidays' website.