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Address: St Ives, England
Phone Number: 07816 180639
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Enjoy a 75 minute walking tour of the beautiful town of St Ives in West...

Enjoy a 75 minute walking tour of the beautiful town of St Ives in West Cornwall. Drop-on tours run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, departing from the Guildhall at 11am prompt, and take you on a fascinating meander through the colourful history of St Ives. On Mondays we invite you to the "Welcome to St Ives" tour, a perfect introduction for new visitors and tour virgins. On Wednesdays we go into a little more depth on the "Story of St Ives" tour, and on Thursdays we delve into "The Art of St Ives", giving an insight into the history of the world-famous St Ives art colony.All tours cost just £5 per person, and kids under 12 go free. Private tours are available from £25 if you cannot make one of the drop-on tours.

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Guided Walk: The History of Art in St Ives

A brilliant introduction to the arts in St Ives. Our knowledgeable guide Dawn Bright promised to keep steep hills to a minimum and the pace of her 1 ½ hour walking tour was also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

A brilliant introduction to the arts in St Ives. Our knowledgeable guide Dawn Bright promised to keep steep hills to a minimum and the pace of her 1 ½ hour walking tour was also suitable for slower walkers. Dawn’s enthusiasm was infectious – she took us down small alleyways (alerting us to how the buildings “framed” different views), pointed out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We were in St Ives for a few days and booked this tour to understand the history of the town. This tour did not disappoint the guide (Dawn) was fantastic. She was very friendly, enthusiastic and explained the history of St Ives very well. The tour lasted a couple of hours but the time flew past. A great way to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My mother and I went on a "Story of St. Ives" tour on a Wednesday with Dawn, who is lovely and a superb guide. She gave us a very good overview of the town and its history covering all the important things - fishing, mining, art, smuggling - as well as some really interesting details that we wouldn't have noticed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I went on a walk on a Tuesday from the front of the Guild Hall with Tony Farrell - not to be confused with other walks by other people from the same place at the same time (but not the same day), although I understand he also does a walk on a Friday. It was extremely interesting and particularly because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We went on a walking tour with local and very knowledgeable historian, Tony Farrell. This is well worth it, with background information on local history, including the lives of hard working fishermen who often risked their lives for their trade. Quite insiteful and remarkable.A must when visiting St Ives.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a must do, rain or shine. Interesting and informative, whilst also taking a gentle stroll through a beautiful old town with fantastic beaches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and charming tour guide made all the difference on a blowy, blustery day. Something for every interest, as well as bringing the history of St Ives over the centuries alive.

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Kentisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

we went to saint ives for the day ( which is lovely ) had dinner then we went to tour meeting point the tour lasts 70 mins started at 9.15 pm our gide called shanty is exalant he makes you live the moment gives a very informative talk on the time and facts on town covers a large area on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Thank you so much to Dawn, our walking tour guide. Her enthusiasm for and love of St Ives shone through on this tour. We found out so much about the history of St Ives as well as interesting local information. The best five pounds you can spend in St Ives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A walking tour around 90 minutes long offering a good insight to the history of the town. The speaker spoke with good knowledge and clarity. An enjoyable tour for adults.

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