Scilly’s Campsites Are ‘Unbeatable’ Says New Guidebook

Troytown campsite on St Agnes

Troytown campsite on St Agnes

The editor of the ‘Bible’ for campers says the Isles of Scilly are an unbeatable location.

Jonathan Knight, who has just published the latest edition of ‘Cool Camping Britain,’ says Troytown on St Agnes and Bryher campsites have made the top 150 sites out of thousands that are reviewed each year.

Jonathan feels Troytown in particular “couldn’t be any better” with water virtually lapping at camper’s feet and the beautiful Periglis Beach nearby.

“It’s a magical wilderness that feels like the ends of the earth,” says the review in the book.

They also comment on the stargazing, local produce at the farm and the “best beer garden in the UK” at the Turk’s Head pub.

Bryher campsite is described as “a bit of trek to get to” but worth the effort for the “traditional, rustic camping on a little island paradise.”

Jonathan feels that Scilly is benefitting from a move away from large, corporate-style campsites with more people trying to get back to basics.

Modern campers want glorious, remote locations, says Jonathan, and our islands meet that brief.

Jonathan has personally stayed at both locations and says being included in the book is a stamp of approval and a recommendation to other campers.

He says his team are hoping to visit other sites on the islands next year, particularly the new luxury camping site at Peninnis Farm, which he says looks fantastic.

For more details of the book, you can visit the website at