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Tresco Island, Tresco Abbey and Gardens


  • Located in Isles of Scilly AONB, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • One of the most famous gardens in the United Kingdom
  • First abbey founded in tenth century. The ruined abbey that the visitor sees today dates from the twelfth century
  • Abbey abandoned in the fourteenth century
  • Gardens created by Augustus Smith in the nineteenth century
  • The 'Valhalla Museum' contains 30 figureheads from ships wrecked against the island

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www.tresco.co.uk
Tresco Island, Tresco Abbey and Gardens


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Tresco Island, New Grimsby Beach

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Tresco Island

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Approximately 30.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 8; Rates: 70 - 90 Per Night

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The Commercial Hotel, Penzance
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Total Rooms: 11; Rates: 40 - 70 Per Night

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Captain's Cottage
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Approximately 31.4 miles away.

Rates: 419 - 953 Per Week

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