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Top 10 Recommended Rainy Days Out in St. Ives


Rainy Days Out in St. Ives
It rains. Thankfully, St Ives is packed with things to do when the rain falls. Attractions such as Tate St Ives are internationally famous. Museums such as the St Ives Museum have a more local appeal. Then there are the art galleries, shops and pubs crammed into a relatively small space on this section of the Cornish coast. If you have a car or fancy a trip on a bus then there are plenty of other places to visit on rainy days on, or around, The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). Here are our 'Top 10 Recommended Rainy Days Out in St. Ives' list.

Tate St Ives, Cornwall

An obvious rainy day choice. Located behind St Ives Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives is an internationally important art gallery. If you're OK to travel, we'd recommend visiting Penzance Penlee House Gallery and Museum as well.

St Ives Shopping, Cornwall

Take a walk along Fore Street and you'll find dozens of high quality shops. There are some great book shops around as well. Try The Harbour Bookshop on Tregenna Place.

St Ives Sloop Inn, Cornwall

Whilst the Sloop Inn is arguably St Ives's most famous pub, there are plenty of places to eat and drink in the warren of streets behind St Ives Harbour & Beach.

St Ives Barbara Hepworth Museum and Gardens, Cornwall

There's a museum and work indoors. If the rain is light then head out into the compact garden. Great place.

St Ives The Leach Pottery, Cornwall

The pottery is on the high ground that fringes St Ives.

St Ives Art Galleries, Cornwall

Browse contemporary art in one of the many galleries dotted around town. Visit the St Ives Society of Artists.

Levant Mine & Beam Engine

The St Just Mining District is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go underground. East of St Ives is the super Poldark Mine.

St Michael's Mount

One of the National Trust's most famous properties, St Michael's Mount offers some protection from the elements. Explore Marazion as well.

Flambards, Cornwall

Flambards is a huge fun park to the south east of St Ives. Flambards Victorian Village is particularly impressive.