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Let your hair down on one of our fantastic Weekend Plus Breaks, this trip takes in the stunning coastal town of St Ives made up of quaint cottages, small alleys and lovely cafes and pubs. This trip also includes an excursion to Falmouth, which is famous for its beaches and its magnificent natural harbor.
On Saturday night you'll be treated to four drinks vouchers to use on a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, as well as fantastic live entertainment. A great way to spend the weekend!
Day One: Home to St Ives
We’ll make our way from the interchange to St Ives, where we’ll check in to the St Ives Bay Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two and Three: St Ives
One day will be set aside for an included excursion to Falmouth, the town is famous for its beautiful beaches and the large natural harbor in which it sits. Take the chance to climb Jacobs Ladder, which leads to fantastic views over the estuary, and there’s even a pub at the top, so you can have a well-deserved drink when finished. The other day is set aside for you to enjoy free time as you choose. There is plenty to keep you entertained around St Ives including many different art galleries, plenty of places to eat and drink, or venture further afield, Penzance is just over half an hour away via a very scenic train journey. Alternatively just sit back and relax at the hotel, where you can enjoy live entertainment and views over Porthminster Beach. (B,D)
Day Four: St Ives to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
St Ives Bay Hotel
Set on a cliff above St Ives’ winding alleys, quaint cottages and boutique shops and overlooking Porthminster Beach, which has won many prestigious awards, the St Ives Bay Hotel is a great place to enjoy this wonderful North Cornwall town.
In less than 10 minutes you can stroll down to the seafront for a walk around the town’s harbour with a number of fantastic restaurants and bars surrounding the area. A little further on you can visit the Tate St Ives or pick up the South West Coast Path about 15 minutes from the hotel which will take you out of town to the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can see some stunning sunsets over the sea.
The seaside towns of Penzance, Newquay and Falmouth and historic Truro are all within an hour’s drive of St Ives and are great places to take a day trip to discover the culture of Cornwall. The town is also perfectly placed to enjoy lovely countryside and dramatic coastlines, Britain’s most southerly point, Lizard Point and Land’s End are both easily reachable by car.
The hotel is just across the road and up some steps from the train station meaning arriving by train couldn’t be easier. In the hotel there is plenty of space to sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink in our courtyard terrace after a busy day of exploring everything that Cornwall has to offer.
Enjoy an included excursion to Falmouth which is renowned for its spectacular beaches and stunning harbor. You’ll have time to take in the sights of this beautiful town, Pendennis castle is a short walk from the town centre and after being built by Henry VIII in the 16th century, saw military use for over 400 years before being decommissioned in 1956. Another must see is the Cornish branch of the National Maritime Museum which contains fantastic exhibits detailing national and particularly Cornish contributions to life at sea.