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Sightseeing

There is plenty to see and do around St Ives, from the awe-inspiring St Michael's Mount to the iconic Minack Theatre.

Don't forget to talk to our staff about how to get to all these places easily by car or public transport

St Michael’s Mount

Situated in the pretty village of Marazion, just a 20 minute journey from St Ives, St Michael’s Mount is a castle like no other. Walk across the causeway and get up close to its beguiling beauty then go ashore for a tour of the castle or garden visit.

Visit the St Michael’s Mount website for details.

The Minack Theatre

Visit by day and explore this world famous open-air theatre which stretches out into the ocean or book a ticket to see a performance (May – September only) in this utterly unique venue.

Visit the Minack Theatre website for details.

Eden Project

Eden boasts the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, stunning gardens and world-class sculptures. It’s a truly exciting attraction where you can explore your relationship with nature, learn new things and get inspiration about the world around you. It has to be seen to be believed.

Visit the Eden Project website to find out what’s on and details about admission.

Lands End

Discover a place of stunning scenery and outstanding natural beauty at the westernmost point of Cornwall. An historic landmark, Lands End can be accessed by car, bus or on foot. It’s a beautiful, 1 mile walk from nearby Sennen Cove and as you walk along the cliffs you’re bound to spot seals, dolphins and possibly the odd porpoise. Lands End itself has a comprehensive visitor’s centre where you can pick up walking trails and historical information.

Visit the Lands End website for details.

National Trust properties & gardens

Within 25 miles of St Ives there are over 18 National Trust sites, ranging from Godrevy Lighthouse, which you can see from most points in St Ives, to Trengwainton Garden and Levant Mine.

Visit the National Trust website and enter the ‘TR26’ postcode to find details of places to visit around St Ives. As always, ask our staff for top tips.

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