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St Austell tourist information

St Austell, a small town, the local area is a major source of China Clay, exported all over the world. So don't be surprised to see spoil heaps and clay pits.

The towns history is reflected in its buildings, and John Hoge, inventor of the fire engine was born here.

Market House, built 1791, and the Holy Trinity church, as well as the Quaker Meeting Room, built in 1829, are some of the old buildings in the town to look at. See if you can find the flat stone called The Menagew Stone in Fore Street.

Don't forget to visit Charlestown !..see below !

Tourist Attractions in and near St Austell to Visit

Activities

Activities

St Austell Brewery The local brewery has been brewing since 1851.

World Of Model Railways 5.0 miles See all the trains at this famous attraction.

Castles

Castles

St Catherine's Castle 5.7 miles Visit this castle, built by Henry VIII.

Restormel Castle 7.2 miles A 13th century romantic ruin. A popular place to visit.

Gardens

Gardens

Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens A 30 acre garden to enjoy.

Lost Gardens Of Heligan Gardens now restored to their former glory.

Headland Garden 6.0 miles A cliff top garden perched high above the sea.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Trewithen 7.7 miles Very pleasant gardens to visit and admire.

Caerhays Castle 7.9 miles Lovely gardens with a castle to visit.

Museums

Museums

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre Quay Road

Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum All about china clay plus a Country Park.

Mevagissey Museum 4.9 miles The local museum.

Outdoors

Out & About

Charlestown A working port.

Menacuddle Holy Well A small local beauty spot.

Black Head See the coastal Iron Age earthworks.

Luxulyan 3.5 miles Visit Luxulyan

Gribbin Head 4.7 miles For coastal walks.

Station Wood 5.8 miles Walk in National Trust woodland.

Golant 6.0 miles A village on the banks of the Fowey.

Days Out around St Austell.

Explore the South Cornwall coast, with its dramatic cliffs and fishing villages, Mevagissey is a good starting point, then follow the coast around to the village of St Mawes.

Towns Near St Austell To Visit - straight line distance:

Mevagissey (4.89 miles) Fowey (6.00 miles) Lostwithiel (6.50 miles) Probus (8.58 miles)
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How to get to St Austell
St Austell, A3058 via A39 from the A30, or the A391 from A30. From Truro use the A39/A390 route.

St Austell Tourist Information Centre

  • By Pass Service Station
    Southbourne Road
    St Austell
    PL25 4RS
    Tel: 01726 879500
    Email: tic@cornish-riviera.co.uk
Hotels
Premier Inn St. Austell
St Austell Enterprise Park Treverbyn Road St Austell PL25 4EL

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Karmary Guest House
6 Carnsmerry Crescent St Austell PL25 4NA

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St Austell Weather
Sunday 20th April
Day :Moderate rain17°C Moderate rain
Night :Patchy light drizzle9°C Patchy light drizzle
Monday 21st April
Day :Cloudy skies12°C Cloudy skies
Night :Clear skies9°C Clear skies
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