The Harbour Hotel & Spa is ideally situated to take in the charm and magnificence of St Ives. A few minutes' walk from the hotel you'll find yourself in the heart of St Ives' maze of winding cobbled streets.
Spend an afternoon exploring the local area and you'll see that there are delights to discover around almost every corner. A wealth of interesting independent shops, cafes and artists' studios
line the streets leading down to the town's ancient harbour, where you can still watch the local fishing boats unloading their catch at high tide.Take a boat trip out to Seal Island to watch the Atlantic Grey seals lounging on the rocks
and enjoy fantastic views of the coast and Godrevy Lighthouse, or try your hand at fishing on a traditional Cornish lugger.
And of course, there's the art. The Tate St Ives art gallery
- the flagship of Cornish art - and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Gardens
, together with a plethora of small independent galleries, are all within easy walking distance of the hotel.St. Ives in December
A delightful place to visit in the festive period, St Ives has numerous activities at this time, including:Lantern parade (12th December)
As darkness falls on a December evening, join the magical and mystical Lantern Parade as it lights the way from Barnoon, down past the Tate onto Fore Street and then along the Wharf.Arts and Crafts Fair (5th & 12th December)
Looking for something special or handcrafted as a Christmas present – or a treat for yourself? Then make sure you stop off at the Arts & Crafts Fair at St Ives Arts Centre. You’ll not only be buying beautiful and unusual gifts, you’ll be able to say that they were truly made in Cornwall by local artists. If you’re coming from the Station, you’re passing it on Westcotts Quay on the way into town so make it your first port of call! Carols at Carbis Bay (15th December)
Welcome in Christmas with a selection of seasonal music presented by a choir from Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society and guests. Including festive favourites from Rutter and Merritt and a host of congregational carols.Food Trail (20th December)
Explore St Ives and sample some of its delicious local food and delicacies at the same time! Take part in the popular Food Trail and you could also be the winner of a 2-course meal for 2 at the popular Rum & Crab Shack on the Wharf or a magnum of champagne, kindly donated by Burdett Wines.
Head for the Cornish Deli on Chapel Street from 12pm onwards to start the Food Trail. Collect a list of the participating venues and then wend your way around town – tasting an amazing array of food and collecting the numbers to be found at each venue. Simply add these all up and head for the Castle Inn on Fore Street to enter your total into the prize draw.