13 days in St Ives & Brecon Beacons National Park Itinerary

13 days in St Ives & Brecon Beacons National Park Itinerary

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13 days in St Ives & Brecon Beacons National Park Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
St Ives
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Brecon Beacons National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Birmingham

7
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wheal Coates and St Just-in-Roseland Church. Take a break from the city and head to Portreath Beach and Porthkidney Sands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: St Agnes (St Agnes Museum & Chapel Porth Beach), Antony House (in Torpoint) and Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing (in Polperro). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Chysauster Ancient Village, go for a walk through South West Coast Path Walk- Lelant Station to St Ives, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zennor Head, and hike along South West Coast Path - Sennen & Land's End.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip planner .

Birmingham to St Ives is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in St Ives, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in St Ives

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Agnes, Sennen Cove, Zennor Head, Jackson Foundation, Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing
Highlights from your plan
Leach Pottery ©
Leach Pottery
St Just-in-Roseland Church ©
St Just-in-Roseland Church
Zennor Head ©
Zennor Head

5
nights
Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Newark Park and Caldicot Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Tretower Castle & Court and Great Chalfield Manor. Explore Brecon Beacons National Park's surroundings by going to St Bridget's Church (in Skenfrith), Dore Abbey (in Abbey Dore) and Grosmont Castle (in Grosmont).

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brecon Beacons National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from St Ives to Brecon Beacons National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Brecon Beacons National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Muchelney Abbey, Newark Park, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Dore Abbey, Great Chalfield Manor
Highlights from your plan
Grosmont Castle ©
Grosmont Castle
Newark Park ©
Newark Park
Tretower Castle & Court ©
Tretower Castle & Court