St. Ives is perfect place for photos spree
St. Ives was recorded in the Doomsday Book under its previous name of Slepe. It is an ancient town situated by the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire, England. If you will be passing through St. Ives and just have a few hours to spare, read on to learn about what there is to see and do.
Great Ouse River Trips
If you would like to tour the River Great Ouse, hop aboard the Electric Boat Whisper. Scheduled trips are available from St. Ives Quay and The Waits to Hemingford Docks. These trips are available during Bank Holidays and weekends only. Chartered trips can be arranged in advance by calling 07906 257308 and are available for hire for wedding trips, monthly restaurant trips, wildlife excursions and for parties.
St. Ives has over a dozen pubs to choose from such as Oliver Cromwell Free House, Robin Hood, The Taproom and more. Enjoy a relaxing mid-week pub lunch or a quick pint as you take a break from a walking tour of St. Ives.
Normandy Market/ Farmers’ Markets
Sample some authentic French produce, meats, cheeses, crêpes, freshly baked baguettes and other delectable delights from across the English Channel in St. Ives’ annual Normandy Market, normally held during April. If you miss the annual Normandy market, you can still stop by The Sheepmarket, located in the town centre, which is held on the first and third Saturday of the month throughout the year for local produce, homewares and more.
Learn more about the town of St. Ives’ history by stopping by the Norris Museum. The museum is located at The Broadway, St. Ives, which is off the B1040. Norris Museum was founded by Herbert Norris following his death in 1931, when he bequeathed the bulk of his estate to the town of St. Ives. Norris Museum contains local art exhibitions, old photographs and memorabilia of the county of Huntingdonshire (which is no longer in existence).
St. Ives is a delightful town, which is accessible for pedestrians (although harder to navigate for wheelchair user) and full of events to keep you busy during a day trip to the town or if you are just passing through on your way to more famous Cambridgeshire sites such as Cambridge. Book a Great Ouse boat ride, stop by for some refreshments from one of the town’s many pubs, enjoy a stroll through the marketplace or visit the Norris Museum.