Britain boasts of hundreds of islands. Breathtakingly beautiful, these islands daily attract thousands of tourists to the country. In fact, some of British Islands do not hold much of a vast popularity as they hunch back on the country’s map. But visitors can enjoy the tranquillity that cannot be enjoyed in any other locations in the UK.
- Canvey Island
The Canvey Island has over 38,170 peoples in an area of 7.12 square miles. The island gets separated from South Essex from a series of creeks. In tidal periods, the island gets inundated, but people have been living on the island for many centuries. They have been engaging in farming but since the 20th century, their livelihoods rapidly changed because of the resorts that cropped up during the period between 1911 and 1951.
- The Isles of Scilly
One can reach the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall with the distance between the two points of about 40 miles. Pristine sea waters and enchanting beaches make this island one of the most sought after islands in Britain by local and foreign tourists.
The Isles of Scilly boast of rare plants. The Abbey gardens in the Tresco Island which is also a part of Scilly Isles has most of these rare plants which tourists will recall seeing in Brazil and Burma as well. Alluring beaches of Bryher’s Great Popplesttones Bay provides enough reasons for tourists to visit the island.
- Farne Islands
Farne Islands consist of many sea level colonies. One can reach Farne Islands from Northumberland in the Northeast England travelling a few kilometres. The history of these islands is significant to the time when Hermits of the Christian faith had settled there in the seventh century, arriving from Lindisfarne. One of the major landmarks in the islands is its Victorian lighthouse. Between March and October, many visit Farne Islands to view puffins, seals, and geese.
- The Isle of Lundy
Nineteen kilometres away from North Devon, Isle of Lundy lies in the Bristol Channel. It is the largest island in the region. From the mainland, tourists can arrange boat trips to the islands in the day time. They can lodge in a house that the Landmark Trust maintains.
The Islands are havens for seabirds such as puffins where they nest among the rocky terrains. Apart from trekking, tourists can engage in swimming and diving in pristine sea waters that surround the island. The pub called Marisco Tavern is popular with tourists who prefer spending time on land, to diving or swimming. Another beautiful landmark in the Islands is the Marisco Castle, which is said to belong to the 13th century.
These Scottish islands provide great spots for surfing, and one of the most popular locations in this regard is Machir Bay. Many visit here to go mountain trekking. The famous mountain of Paps provides visitors with a great trekking experience that they will not experience in at any other location in Britain. The Islands are known for producing whisky as well. Craighouse is a village here that’s renowned for its production of its historically prestigious whisky.
- The Isle of Rum
The Island of Rum is approachable easily from Mallaig. Rum, a set of islands, is located in the Inner Hebrides towards its northern region. Pristine beaches and enchanting sights of mountain ranges are enough to pay a visit to Rum. Visitors are not allowed to drive cars in Rum thus providing a natural environment for tourists as much as possible.
- Papa Westray
One can reach Papa Westray within minutes by boarding a 10-seater charter flight from Kirkwall. The population of Papa Westray is only a handful of people numbering about 90, whose origins go back to 3,000 BC.