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  • 1 Penwith Peninsula Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Saint Ives TR26

    Penwith, the most westerly part of Cornwall, is a magnificent headland often pounded by the ocean waves. Its bleak beauty derives from its granite foundation, the wind and its small granite churches. There is a magnificent view of the coast from Cape..

  • 2 Tate St Ives Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Porthmeor Beach GB - Saint Ives TR26 1TG

    This magnificent building (1993) enjoying a lovely view over the sandy beach of Porthmeor was designed by Eldred Evans and David Shaley. The asymmetrically shaped art gallery rises in harmonious spirals, offering a functional and light space in which..

  • 3 Barbara Hepworth Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Barnoon colline GB - Saint Ives TR26 1AD

    House where Barbara Hepworth and her husband, the painter Ben Nicholson lived. The abstract sculptures of stone and polished wood are the fruit of a life devoted to sculpting. The workshops contain a number of blocks of stone that she had begun to wo..

  • 4 Parish Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    High GB - Saint Ives TR26

    This 15C church - the baptistery dates back to 1956 - is devoted to the fishermen apostles Peter and Andrew, and Saint Ia, the first missionary to come to St Ives, who gave his name to the town. You cannot miss its Zennor granite tower and steeple ne..

  • 5 Chysauster Ancient Village Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    B3311 GB - Halsetown TR20 8XA

    The best-preserved prehistoric village in Cornwall, probably inhabited from 100 BC to 250 AD. It is made up of eight circular stone buildings that now lie uncovered but were originally protected by a hatch roof, in two rows, just under the crest of t..

  • 6 Smeaton Pier

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Smeaton Pier GB - Saint Ives TR26

    The pier and its observation post with an octagonal dome were built in 1767-1770 by John Smeaton. The small Chapel of St Leonard stands on the bank.

  • 7 St Nicholas Chapel

    Religious buildings

    Back Road West GB - Saint Ives TR26

    On The Island, this traditional chapel is devoted to sailors and shaped like a lighthouse. It provides a wide view across the bay.

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