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Troytown Farm Campsite, St Agnes, Scilly Isles, Cornwall
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Troytown Farm Campsite, St Agnes, Scilly Isles, CornwallTruly remote, rugged beauty lies on St Agnes, one of the smallest inhabited islands of the Scilly archipelago. Its edge-of-England Celtic scenery makes for a spectacular campsite - after a spectacular journey.

Choose from a boat, plane, or helicopter to take you over the turquoise waters surrounding the islands.Then fromTresco or St Mary's (the main islands), it's just a trip on a catamaran then a tractor-ride to reach England's westernmost campsite, Troytown Farm.

This site is all about the panoramic backdrop... Atlantic waves undulating on to puzzling rock formations, heather-covered coastal landscapes, a sweeping curve of sand at nearby Pereglis Beach, and that night sky - an awe-striking bedazzlement of stars illuminating the blanket of sky above you. The downside is that you're exposed to the elements, though a couple of low walls and the odd wild-fern hedge provide some respite.

It's a simple site with just a few grassy fieldlets, but there aren't many other places in England where you can pitch as close to the sea, and watch the burning crimson sunsets from your doorstep.

Troytown Farm Campsite, St Agnes, Scilly Isles, Cornwall


COOL FACTOR Beautiful Atlantic isolation.

WHO'S IN? Tents, dogs, groups - yes. Everything else - no.

ON SITE Campfires allowed. The site comprises a few fieldlets. Clean facilities: toilets, showers (tokens required), coin-operated washing machines and tumble-dryers, shaver points, and baby-changing facilities. Onsite shop too.

OFF SITE Plenty of walking opportunities around the isle with Island Wildlife Tours (01720 422212). Snorkel with seals (Scilly Diving - 01720 422848). And with St Agnes and her views all around, you won't struggle for entertainment.

FOOD AND DRINK The Turks Head (01720 422434) in Porth Conger is the only pub on St Agnes, but it does have a gorgeous beer garden. The onsite shop also sells home-made ice cream, own-grown veg, and a small selection of meat.

GETTING THERE Contact Scilly Travel (08457 105555; www.ios-travel.co.uk) for plane and boat travel, or British International (01736 363871; www.islesofscillyhelicopter. com) for helicopter services. Contact Troytown Farm for details of transportation to the campsite.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT From Penzance train station, take a skybus, boat, or ferry to St Agnes.

OPEN March-October. (Book in advance July-August.)

THE DAMAGE £7.50-£9 per person, per night.


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