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St Ives


A maze of tiny cobbled streets lined by fishermen’s cottages, with a breathtaking seaside vista


St Ives, loved for generations, is easy to reach by road or by air and easy by train, too, along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain to crystal blue waters, golden sands and a warm welcome.


Life here is cradled around the harbour where boats still land good catches of freshest fish for the local restaurants to nourish you with.


Brought ashore on the ancient granite quays, the catch is of the highest quality for your dinner plate or for the tables of some of Britain's finest restaurants.


A maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through, lined by fishermen's cottages, with a breathtaking seaside vista to greet you at the end of each one.


Take a leisurely walk along the coastal footpath, perhaps, south to Lelant with the opportunity to return by branch line train or opt for a more energetic hike west towards Zennor and Gurnards Head.


Soak up the sounds and images of this mythical and rugged land.


St Ives is renowned for its art and rightly so as there are workshops, studios and galleries everywhere.


Tate St Ives is a stunning building with a varying exhibition of local and national works, well worth a visit.


The gallery's inspirational building stands high above the magnificent surfing beach of


Porthmeor and features exhibitions which represent the modern 'St Ives School' of painters such as Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Sir Terry Frost as well as a changing programme of other contemporary work.


Allied to the Tate is the Barbara Hepworth Museum, a lasting memorial to the great sculptress who lived and worked in St Ives at her Trewyn Studio.


Her workshop has been carefully preserved whilst the gardens and house contain many examples of her work and some of her finest pieces.


The Leach Pottery at Higher Stennack is one of the most influential pottery studios in the world and is accessible to visitors and working potters alike.


Or you could just stroll around or lie on a beach!


St Ives Tourism Association www.stives-cornwall.co.uk


34 Cornish Visitor Guide - Spring 2017


www.cornish-visitor.co.uk


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