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9th March 2015
Photos of St. Ives Cornwall
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About St. IvesLocated in the west of Cornwall, St Ives is a centuries old fishing town. Now more famous as a destination for tourists, St Ives is a truly stunning place to visit.
With its many golden beaches you are guaranteed a spot to soak up some sun or take a dip and when you are done on the beach just head into the town where you will find the small cobbled streets easy to while away a few hours shopping or looking in the many art galleries.
History Of St. IvesSt Ives has been an important Harbour town for centuries. Not only has St Ives been a fishing town, but was also an important port for moving Tin from the mines in the Area. In recent years with the decline in the traditional industries St Ives has become one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.
Things To See And Do In St. IvesTate gallery St Ives was opened to the public in 1993 and is a must for art lovers, its opening hours* are:-
March - October Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.30
November - February Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.30
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is also part of Tate St Ives and is well worth a visit for people who enjoy sculpture. The museums opening times* are:-
November - February
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.30
The Garden closes at 16.30 or dusk, whichever is earlier
March - October
Open every day 10.00 - 17.30
Water sports enthusiasts will find all different types of water based fun at St Ives including Surfing, Jet Skiing, Para sending and boat hire during the summer months. Simply visit the harbour area where many of these activated are organized from.
*Correct at the time of writing, check before travelling.
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