St Ives

St Ives

Overview

Home of the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, this wonderful seaside town has great views and sandy beaches.

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St Ives

St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1AA

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SW 51018 40097

Lat/Lng: 50.208386, -5.4908864

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Leach Pottery

Leach Pottery

The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!

St Michaels Mount

St Michael's Mount

From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse.

Mên-an-Tol

Mên-an-Tol

This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. see the Historic Cornwall or the Wikipedia website

Climbing in Penzance

Climbing in Penzance

The area is famous for its granite routes, including Chair Ladder and Commando Ridge, but there are other options including the vertical wall at Gurnard's Head.

Cycling in Penzance

Cycling in Penzance

Explore the quieter back roads of Penwith, with their wealth of ancient sites and superb views or take an easy ride along Cycle Route 3 to St Michael's Mount.

An arty fish textured facade outside a cornish fishmarket in Cornwall

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The only Cornish gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists, the museum also covers West Cornwall's social history. Visit the Gallery's website

coasteering

Coasteering in Land's End

If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you. Kernow Coasteering offer coasteering adventures on the rocky coastline close to YHA Land’s End.

Running in Penzance

Running in Penzance

Admittedly Cornwall is more famous for its leisurely pace of life and calorific cream teas than its enthusiasm for running!

Geevor Mine

Geevor Mine and Levant Beam Engine

7.1 miles The largest mining museum in Britain with underground tours and “gold” panning. Levant Beam Engine is a short walk away. Visit the website  

Walking

Walking and Rambling in Portreath

 A 25 minute walk through lovely woodland ends at the coast in Portreath. Enjoy the great surfing beach or relax in one of the cafes and watch people riding the waves!

Cycling in Portreath

Cycling in Portreath

There's a great 12 mile cycle route that takes you from Portreath right across Cornwall to Devoran.

Priests Cove Cape, near St Just-in-Penwith

St Just-in-Penwith

This ancient Cornish mining town, Britain's most westerly town, has a wealth of artistic talent and Plain-an-Gwarry - an open air mediaeval theatre, situated near the WWII War Memorial. Nearby ther