Troytown Maze

Isles of Scilly

The coast path around St Agnes leads to this concentric maze of stones that’s thought to be around two centuries old, but might be based on a prehistoric original.

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1. Periglis

0.43 MILES

In terms of size, St Agnes' beaches can't quite compare to some of the other islands, but if it's seclusion you want, then the island delivers it in…

2. Wingletang Down

0.59 MILES

Covering much of the southern part of St Agnes, this bracken-strewn heath is littered with prehistoric remains, although they can be tricky to find among…

3. Covean Beach


A small pocket of sand and rocks, and a prime location for rock-pooling at low tide.

4. Gugh

0.94 MILES

Pronounced goo, this small island can be reached from St Agnes via a sandbar at low tide. It's famous for its Bronze Age remains and the slanting 3m-high…

5. Garrison

2.22 MILES

Perched on the hill to the west of Hugh Town, this forbidding fort has a history stretching back almost 350 years. Though it was begun in Tudor times, the…

6. Porthcressa

2.37 MILES

For many day-trippers to St Mary's, Hugh Town's big, sandy, south-facing beach is as far as they ever explore – and it's hard to blame them. It's a fine…

7. Isles of Scilly Museum

2.46 MILES

The small Isles of Scilly Museum explores the islands' history, with an eclectic mix of archaeological finds and artefacts from shipwrecks. Among the…

8. Buzza Hill

2.48 MILES

Climb the hill behind Hugh Town for a great sunset spot. There's also a small chamber tomb here.