The Isles of Scilly offer a certain quality of life - simpler, kinder and more peaceful - quality long lost to many other parts of Britain. 2,200 people are lucky enough to call it home. There are five inhabited islands - St Mary's, Tresco, St Martin's, Bryher and St Agnes plus countless uninhabited islands to explore, each with its own distinct characteristics. Scilly boasts an incredible ancient history and archaeology, alongside sweeping sea views and rugged undeveloped coasts. Out at sea, there are incredible shipwrecks and amazing wildlife. The islands' heritage revolves around the sea - fishing for lobsters, crabs and crayfish and racing traditional pilot gigs. Flower farming also thrives with Scilly's scented narcissi renowned across the world. The sea air, clean seas and mild weather also provide the additional secret ingredients to local fare - including lobster, tender island-reared beef, freshest vegetables and melt-in-the mouth ice-creams, to be enjoyed in cafés, restaurants and local stores and farm stalls throughout the islands.