WHILE it might be expected that the royals go on flashy holidays abroad, this isn't always the case for some of the younger members.

And there is one spot in the UK which Prince William and Kate Middleton often visit, and have done for the past two years for their family holiday.

Located in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly is a favourite with the royal couple when going on holiday with their kids George, Charlotte and Louis.

They even visited in 2020, after being spotted biking on Tresco Island -a fellow holidaymaker who saw the royals at the time told The Sun: "We hardly noticed at first as they seemed a normal family on holiday intent on keeping themselves to themselves.

"The place where they were staying was quite modest and certainly not hugely luxurious."

They also aren't the first royal parents to take their kids there – Prince Charles and Princess Diana took both William and Harry to the islands in 1989.

Here is everything you need to know about a holiday to the Isles of Scilly.

Where are the Isles of Scilly?

The Isles of Scilly are located off the southwest tip of Cornwall, and is made up of five inhabited islands and another 140 uninhabited islands.

The popular islands for holidaymakers are Tresco, St Mary's, Bryher, St Martin and St Agnes, with just 2,200 people living across the islands.

While the average temperature of the islands is just 11C, it is the warmest in the British Isles and they have a mild climate all year round.

Where can you stay on the Isles of Scilly?

The islands have a range of B&Bs and camping sites to choose from, while the larger islands have a few hotels too.

The biggest of the Scilly Isles, St Mary’s, has the Star Castle Hotel which dates back to the 16th century, as well as the seafront Tregarthen's Hotel, Bell Rock Hotel and nearly 20 B&Bs.

On St Martin's there is the four-star Karma St Martin's hotel with amazing ocean views while Bryher has Hell Bay hotel which has a luxury spa and bedroom suites.

What can you do on the Isles of Scilly?

Fans of the sea can choose from a variety of activities including glass bottom boat tours, safari boat tours and watersports, such as sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Back on land, St Mary's has the Isles of Scilly Golf Club, as well as a Vineyard and Winery, along with bike rentals to get around the island.

Tresco is known for the Tresco Abbey Gardens with 20,000 plants and includes the Viking Valhalla Museum with figureheads and ship carvings.

Fancy something boozier? St Mary's and St Agnes have gin distilleries, who offer tours, while St Martin's has a rum distillery.

However, if you just fancy relaxing, you can head to one of the many stunning beaches – Tresco's Appletree Bay beach has white sands similar to the Caribbean, and Great Bay on St Martin's is often voted one of the best beaches in the UK.

How do you get to the Isles of Scilly?

It isn't the easiest to get to the Isles of Scilly due to it's remote location – you can get there by ferry or by air.

Boats run from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly six days a week in high season, once in the morning and once in the evening, and takes just under three hours.

To fly by air, you can board a Skybus place from Exeter or Newquay, which take between 30 minutes and 60 minutes, or book a Penzance Helicopter.

You can also go on hopper boats between the islands, which run most days during the peak summer season.

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