St Ives - A Cornwall HOliday Just Wouldn't Be The Same Without It!
St Ives is one of the most famous of all Cornish holiday towns, and is easy to reach by road or by air and easy by train, too, along one of the most beuatiful railway journeys in Britain where bright blue waters, golden sands and a warm welcome awaits you.
Life is centred around the harbour where boats still land good catches of fresh fish for the local restaurants to tempt 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 relaxing seaside atmosphere to greet you.
The Tate Gallerry, which is part of the Tate Gallery in London, is a stunning building with great exhibitions of local and national works, well worth a visit. The Tate building is located above the lovely 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. Linked to The Tate, is the Barbara Hepworth Museum, a lasting memorial to the great sculptress who lived and worked in the area at her Trewyn Studio. Her workshop has been carefully preserved and made accessible; the gardens and house contain many examples of her work and some of her finest pieces.
Whatever you are looking for in a holiday, whether it is beautiful surfing beaches, great food, wonderful hotels, cornwall holiday cottages or simply somewhere to relax and have a memorable holiday, St Ives Has it!
Enjoyed by many generations in the past and no doubt many more generations to come in the future, St Ives has one of the most famous and instantly recognizable names of any holiday place, whether at home or abroad.
Cornwall's Beaches At St Ives