This time-warp Cornwall still exists, 25 miles and 100 years adrift off Land’s End, in the Isles of Scilly (you’ll be chastised for calling them the Scilly Isles, or even worse, the Scillies). Chickens in the road on St Mary’s Adj BrownAdvertisementDistilled here are all the elements of nostalgia. Free spirits head to the four ‘off-islands’: Tresco, Bryher, St Martin’s and St Agnes. AdvertisementAs a boy I would stand on St Mary’s strand and watch the flicker of off-island lights at night. Read next The ultimate travel guide to the Isles of Scilly Destinations The ultimate travel guide to the Isles of ScillyLike this?