Tresco (translated as "island of elder-trees") is the 2nd-biggest of the Isles of Scilly (Cornwall, England). Tresco Island is 297 ha (1.15 ml2) in size, measuring about 3.5 km (2.2 miles) by 1.75 km (1.09 miles). In 2011 Tresco Island had only 175 permanent residents.
The character of Tresco Island varies from that of the other Scilly archipelago islands as it's primarily run as holiday resort, with all employment and activity being tourist-related. This largely contrasts with the other isles where tourism is also important, but doesn't dominate to the same degree.
Tresco is a beautiful car-free island. Only farm tractors with passenger trailers transport overnight visitors to/from Tresco Heliport, as well as from the various quays. A few golf carts are also available for disabled visitors. From 1983 to 2012 British International Helicopters operated out of Tresco Heliport, providing year-round service to Penzance Heliport. Former Bryher Boats, now Tresco Boat Services, run passenger boat services to/from the other inhabited islands and occasional circular sightseeing trips.
Due to its history and geography, Tresco Island has often featured in fiction, particularly in the books of Sam Llewellyn, direct descendant of Augustus Smith (1804-1872; after his appointment in 1834 as Lord Proprietor of the Scillies, and living on the island, he began to create the famous Abbey Gardens on land that surrounded the old Priory).
An interesting fact is that in the 1989 BBC adaptation of Dawn Treader's 'The Voyage', the scenes created on the fictional Lone Islands were actually filmed on Tresco Island. Tresco is also the setting for the 2010 'Archipelago', a film directed by Joanna Hogg, starring Tom Hiddleston. In the early 1980s the island was used by the group Blondie as the location of filming the video to their song "Island of Lost Souls".
Highlights: St Mary's, Abbey Gardens, Hugh Town
Tresco Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Tresco Island dock (anchor) at New Grimsby - port town on the western coast.
The Tresco Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales.
If you lose the Tresco Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Tresco Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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