Friday, 31 July 2009

St Ives - no not the Cornish one!

Not far from where I live here in Cambridgeshire there is a market town called St Ives which of shares the same name as the very famous and beautiful St Ives seaside village in Cornwall. You can find out more about it's history here if you are interested.

So last week my sister, my mum and I decided to take ourselves off there for a good old fashioned girls day out. Luckily it was one of the only days where we had no rain so managed to get some good shots of the town and thought I'd share with you all what the 'other St Ives'' looks like.

It may not have the stunning seaside views of it's Cornish sister but it does have the Great River Ouse running through it and a very beautiful old bridge that crosses it.

When you get to the other side of the bridge you are greeted by the view of this beautiful old building which houses the quaintest english tea room with views onto the river.

Once in to the main part of the town you will find little narrow streets like this.

Where you can find some unique boutiques that sell cute little frocks like these, very CK but without the price tag!

Or some delicious looking choccies and handmade beauty products, yummy!

Or an old english pub to quench your thirst.

Lots of painted narrowboats travel up and down the river providing lovely eye candy whilst you sit with your afternoon cream tea.

They really do make some amazing scones here, and just look at the view you get!

And the other great thing about our St Ives is they have 9, yes 9, different Charity Shops. What more can I say! xx


  1. What beautiful Photos it looks like a beautiful place and some lovely treasures in the shop windows too Thanks for sharing .
    I have an award for you over on my blog please pop over sometime to collect it
    Love Susie xx

  2. Gorgeous photos - looks like you were lucky enough to pick our one day of summer!
    Being totally selfish - do you happen to know the name of the boutique? (The one with the pretty dress in the window)
    I'm always on the look out for gorgeous shops I can approach about maybe stocking my products.

  3. Thanks for the lovely tour round such a pretty place.
    And with all those charity shops too, what a fab day out.


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