11th Jul 2020 - 18th Jul 2020
Book for our St Ives and Cornwall for 5 days of excursions including travel and admissions. During the week you will be taken by coach which has on board facilities to these must-visit places.
The Minack Theatre – Experience a powerful performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni this unique, extraordinary open-air theatre perched on the cliffs above Porthcurno Beach is the perfect setting for any performance . Rowena Cade’s vision led her to build with the help of her trusty gardener this impressive theatre carved in to the cliffs. She decided to create a place for drama enthusiasts who performed the first play Shakespeares ‘The Tempest’ in 1932.
The Tate Gallery – Overlooking the sea, The Tate Gallery is one of Britain’s most beautiful galleries. Built on the site of the former gasworks the gallery opened its doors to the public in 1993. An average of 240,000 people visit per year. Due to the large number of visitors, it was decided a refurbishment and extension was needed and the works completed in 2017. You can enjoy the very best exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from around the world then take some time out to relax and unwind for a little refreshment in the top floor café which boasts spectacular views across Porthmeor Beach and St Ives Town.
St Michaels Mount – A subtidal island located just 500 metres off the mainland of Marazion. Belonging to the St Aubyn family since 1650, step back in time to delve into what once was a fortress, priory, harbour and home. Reached by a pleasant walk along the cobbled causeway or a short boat journey discover the wonderfully weird history behind the castle walls then step through the garden gates to uncover all its beauty.
Eden Project – Tucked away in an old clay china pit, here you will find the extraordinary biomes housing the largest indoor rain forest and exotic plants from many diverse climates and environments. The site in which it is built on was in use for 160 years. Construction of the project began in 1998 with the visitor centre opening to the public in May 2000. Plants arrived over the next few months and the full site opened on 17th March 2001. Eden was used as a filming location for 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day. Spend an epic day out exploring and learning about the living world and get involved with the variety of activities Eden has to offer. A private guide is arranged for this tour.
Lanhydrock – Located just south of Bodmin, you will find Lanhydrock. A great house, dating back to Victorian times, stands in extensive grounds. It has been owned and managed by the national trust since 1953. There have been a number of changes to the building over the years, during the 18th Century the east wing was demolished leaving the U-shaped plan you can see today. It was used as the main setting for the 1996 film version of ‘The Twelfth Night’ starring Helena Bonhan Carter and hosted an episode of the Antiques Roadshow which aired in 2008. With so much space to roam, Lanhydrock makes for a wonderful day out.
Half board accommodation, guides, transport and packed lunches on excursion days.
Discount for National Trust Members