Visit the Isles of Scilly, just off the coast of mainland Cornwall.
The islands' position produces a place of great contrast-the ameliorating effect of the sea means they rarely have frost or snow, which allows local farmers to grow flowers well ahead of those on the island of Great Britain. The largest agricultural product is cut flowers, mostly daffodils. Exposure to Atlantic winds means that spectacular winter gales lash the islands from time to time.
The islands are linked to the mainland by both air and sea services, and rely on boat services for inter-island connections. St. Mary's is the only island with a significant road network.
Contact the Isles of Scilly Travel Centre, telephone 0845 7105555, or or The Heliport, Penzance, telephone 01736 363871.