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 !
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.
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.
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.
Trewithen 7.7 miles Very pleasant gardens to visit and admire.
Caerhays Castle 7.9 miles Lovely gardens with a castle to visit.
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.
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.
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)