Hugh Town

Dan Hill
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With a population of around 1,100 people, Hugh Town on the island of St. Mary's is the largest settlement on the Isles of Scilly. It serves, therefore, as a sort of capital - and is the administrative centre for the islands - hosting the Council of The Isles of Scilly. It's Hugh Street where you'll find most of the commercial activity in the town. Here you'll find places to eat and drink, as well as a supermarket and plenty of shops for buying your souvenirs. The buildings look very similar to those found on the Cornish mainland - and are largely made of the local granite stone. If you're looking for a bit of culture and history, you could check out The Isles of Scilly Museum - which is found on Church Street. The building at the end of Town Beach with a slipway running into the sea is the Lifeboat station - however you might also see the orange and blue lifeboat moored in the harbour. The lifeboat station was originally built in 1837. The harbour, which connects with Town Beach, is full of moored up boats of all sizes. You can find 2 banks in Hugh Town, as well as several hotels. There's a bicycle rental shop called "St Mary's Bike Hire" - if you fancy getting to know St Mary's on 2 wheels. Next door, you'll find "Scilly Self Catering" - a shop promoting property available in the islands.
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