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

34 Cornish Visitor Guide - Spring 2017

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40