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Hugh Town

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Isles of Scilly  /  St Mary's  /  Hugh Town
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Things to do: historic sites, shopping, adventure
Hugh Town is the largest settlement on the Isles of Scilly and its administrative centre. The town is situated on the island of St Mary's, the largest and most populous island in the archipelago, and is located on a narrow isthmus which joins the peninsula known as the Garrison with the rest of the island.The population recorded by the 2011 census was 1,097 . Unlike the rest of the Isles of Scilly, the freehold title to land in the town is not held by the Duchy of Cornwall — in 1949 it had been sold to the inhabitants. The harbour however continues to be owned and run by the Duchy.Hugh Town becomes particularly busy during the May Day bank holiday weekend when the World Pilot Gig Championships are held. The competing teams base themselves in the several bays of St Mary's Pool and the numerous races finish at the end of the harbour quay.Amenities and landmarksHugh Street is the main shopping area on the islands and business is quite reliant on tourism. There are several pubs, restaurants and hotels, as well as two banks and a post office. A notable building is the Star Castle, which overlooks the town from The Garrison and is now a hotel. Similarly, Tregarthen's Hotel is a Hugh Town landmark. It was originally the home of Captain Tregarthen who introduced the first sloop in 1849, 'Ariadne', that serviced the Hugh Town from Penzance. Being on an isthmus, there are two beaches, the northern one (Town Beach) being along the bay which forms the island's main harbour; the southern beach and bay is named Porthcressa.
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