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It is also a magnet for artists, who flock here to catch the town's unique light and there are several galleries dotted around town.
Eden Project Tel:01726 811911 Without doubt one of the most spectacular modern attractions in Britain, its striking architecture and its amazing collection of plants from around the world will enthral enthusiasts and non-gardeners alike. Theatre Tel:01736 810181 A unique open-air theatre; its high quality performances are presented on an open stage against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs and turquoise skies. Gardens Tel:01726 845100 With Italian, walled and water gardens, as well as a famous ‘Jungle’ it is little wonder the gardens attract a record-breaking quarter of a million visitors every year. Ives is one of Britain's most enigmatic resorts, at once a haven for artists who come to enjoy its magnificent light and seek inspiration in its distance from the hustle and bustle of modern life and at the same time a magnet for large numbers of summer visitors.Despite its popularity, it somehow manages to retain its old-world charm with an enchanting maze of narrow streets and lanes, hemmed in by picturesque granite buildings.