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Britain's 10 Best Islands


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Jun 6, 2005
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Britain's 10 Best Islands - by Nicholas Crane/ Travel/ Destinations/ The Telegraph/ telegraph.co.uk

"...Islands are the dreamland of longing; a place apart from the complicated hurly-burly of everyday life. They're like the models we played with as children; the toy palaces and castles and towns where every part could be made familiar. On an island, I always know where I am. And around the shores of England, Scotland and Wales, there are 6,289 of them, 140 or so inhabited.

The passage of water between mainland and island makes an ocean of difference. Islands have evolved at their own pace and have written their own stories. On smaller islands, communities are bounded by a shoreline rather than by administrative lines on maps. There are no cities. British islands are scattered across latitudes that stretch from Normandy to Norway. At one end of the archipelago, you can amble through nodding palms and flame trees in the balmy, subtropical gardens of Tresco on the Isles of Scilly; at the other end, you're on the Shetland Isles, where trees are almost as rare as people.

Our islands have become the custodians of character, where the busy grocery and car-free country road are not just a bygone. On these time-protected sanctuaries you still meet the Morris Minor burbling between hawthorn hedges to greet the morning ferry, the postie loading mail sacks and Amazon packets into an open boat. Nothing's quite the same on an island..."