Isles of Scilly
Castles, shipwrecks, smuggling and mystical lands buried deep beneath the sea. Scilly’s history is crammed full of amazing facts, folklore and fantasy.
So, where does the name ‘Scilly’ come from? It is thought although uncertain, that the Vikings called the islands ‘Syllorgar’ and the Romans ‘Sully’ (meaning the sun islands). The ‘c’ was added to the name some time in the 16th Century.
My family’s hometown of Winterton was orginally called “Scilly Cove” named after the islands, I think I’d like to visit there sometime.