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St. Ives

This seaside resort, popular with artists because of its light quality, was once an active fishing port. Legend has it that St Ives was created following the arrival of the Irish Saint Ia during the 5th century. The Railway Age transformed the town into a pleasure ground for Victorian holidaymakers and today the cliff-hugging railway is an attraction in itself. With its quaint alleys and old houses, St. Ives still possesses a timeless quality. The church dates back to the 15th century and has a 120ft tower.

The surfing paradise of Porth Meor beach is a popular attraction. A branch of the Tate Gallery was opened in St Ives and looks after the Barbara Hepworth Museum and sculpture garden. The granite pyramid of Knill Steeple, overlooks the resort. Meanwhile, the St. Ives feast incorporates one of the few remaining examples of Cornish hurling.

Here we try to offer a wide selection from budget to luxury hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation suitable for holidays, vacations or business travellers in St Ives or surrounding areas.

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