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Charlestown, Charlestown

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(St Austell is the nearest city to Charlestown)

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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    As all such areas in Cornwall, steep pricing for car parking but worth it. Nice walk down to the harbour and lively atmosphere.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • Just a little walk up the street from our hotel, we found the Galley. Well its lucky we stopped in for a look. We ended up having one of the best Cornish Pastie that i have ever had. They also have a great selection of sandwiches, and homemade cakes. I've been searching for a similar pastie here in Aus since we got back and to no avail....

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Where to stay in St Austell

Unless you want to use St. Austell as a base for exploring the area, consider staying in the picturesque Charlestown or a nearby beach town that boasts better views. St. Austell doesn't offer much to visitors beyond its proximity to nearby attractions and day-trip destinations. If you choose to stay here, there are a few local accommodations, including independent apartment or room rentals. However, the best options are in the harbor area of Charlestown. If you would prefer to stay along the Cornish Riviera, head to Carlyon Bay, Duporth, or Porthpean.
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