St Ives is a great British holiday destination.

St Ives has a variety of things to do. You can visit any number of art gallaries including the prestigious Tate st Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. Take a boat trip to seal island and enjoy the views from a different angle, if you're lucky you may see dolphins too. If you're up for it why not try and body board or surfing. You could spend an entire day wandering the streets which have magical names such as Teetotal Street, Salubrious Terrace, Virgin Street and Court Cocking all evoke memories of times gone by. There any many wonderful boutiques to browse selling locally made jewelry, fudge and pasties.

St Ives is, of course, on the south west coastal path. A lovely way to spend a morning is to walk to the Tinners Arms in Zennor have some lunch and them catch the bus back. Or in the other direction to Carbis Bay and Lelant and catch the train back. If you want to enjoy the scenery to be viewed from our costal paths but don't want to do the walk yourself, you can take the coastal train to St Erth, which connects to the London Paddington to Penzance main line.

There are so many things to do and places of interest to visit in the rest of Cornwall, the National Trust has many fine houses and gardens on its lists. There are quaint fishing villages such as Coverack and Portloe, Mousehole and Lamorna. Places of overwhelming beauty such as Kynance Cove, The Lizard Point and the Helford Passage.

Days out for the everyone include The Eden Project, St Michaels Mount, Lands End, The Minack Theatre, The National Maritime Museum, Paradise Park or pop over to the isles of scilly by helicopter or ferry for the day.