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Charlestown, Charlestown

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  • Visited both museums here and found it very interesting. Party of 10, ages 2 - 60 with 13 and 14 year olds. We found it interesting and informative and the shipwreck information was great. Very pretty...  more »
  • As all such areas in Cornwall, steep pricing for car parking but worth it. Nice walk down to the harbour and lively atmosphere.  more »
  • Cornish harbour with extras, lots of filming carried out here so no television aerials or modern street lighting. Usually old rigger in the harbour, museum, art galleries, antiques and craft shops. Th...  more »
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  • You can see why Poldark and Taboo were filmed here. Charlestown has a certain romance to it which attracts tourists in their thousands. The harbour is easily accessible and not far from the main car park. Park up before late morning otherwise it ends up full quickly in peak season. The harbour is surrounded on one side with some lovely eateries and opposite is the shipwreck centre which is worth the admission to spend a few hours with the kids. Cross over to the other side of the harbour and you will find a nice small stretch of pebbled coastline to walk on.
  • Nice old harbour with some beautiful views across the bay. Several good restaurants and cafes. The pier house hotel serves great food and is right next to the harbour. You can take a scenic walk from here along the coast path to Carlyon bay.
  • Did not go on ships as closed due to storm but some lovely old ships used in films and tv series. Nice harbour to walk round too. Would be interesting to see lock in operation.
  • A Beautiful little village. Even though I live fairly local, it has been over fifteen years since my last visit to Charlestown. On this occasion I was visiting Cornish Market World and decided to take a detour. There isn't a lot here but enough to peek your interest. Known for the TVs series Poldark amongst many others filmed at this location, it also has the local museum. So if your in the area, perhaps visiting the Eden Project or here in the area on holiday. Take a time out and visit Charlestown. And have cream tea and a sit on the harbour wall.
  • Very nice harbour town. Historical interest. Good NON -TACKY gift shops.

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Where to stay in St Austell

Dotted around town and close to many of the area's primary attractions, a number of rental cottages and apartments are offered by both companies and individuals. The country roads that cut across the landscape feature many inns and pubs, some with attached bed and breakfasts. For the most budget-friendly option, consider the campsites and caravan parks, offering access to the great outdoors and good travel connections to local attractions.
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