To the East from Zennor, the 4 mile road runs through the hills to the town of St Ives, standing on a hillside. This place from the center of the fishing industry gradually turned into a resort town. The name of the city St Ives explains the legend of the preacher St. Aya, who converted to Christianity the locals in the fifth century. Since the middle ages, fishing has been the most important occupation of the inhabitants of St. Ives. In the second half of the XIX century, the city became a popular Victorian resort. A railway was built along the cliff and the Bay, which itself became a tourist attraction. Another picturesque fishing settlement, Port Isaac, is 54 miles (ca. 87 km) from St Ives. In two hours and 14 minutes one can get there by train and by car.