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Large market town often referred to as the capital of the Cornish Alps from the spoil heaps of the china-clay industry

What do you want to do today in St Austell? Find lots of things to do and places to go for adults, families and children.

Known for...   Eden Project



St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre

See and taste the real brewing experience.
63 Trevarthian Road
St Austell
PL25 4BY



The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

World-renowned restored productive gardens and pleasure grounds.
St Austell
PL26 6EN


Recommended by Lee Berry, Redruth
“'it is a continually changing magical creative wonderful place of nature :)'”


The Eden Project

World famous and iconic eco visitor attraction.
PL24 2SG


Recommended by Paul Kippax, Worcester
“'Absolutely stunning high-tech gardens, set up in a series of 'Biodomes' placed in the bottom of an old China Clay pit. Designed by the same team who 'found' the Lost Gardens of Helligan, this place is unique. Had an amazing time when I visited, walking around the Biodomes. However, it does get busy, so is probably at its best out of season or when it is not raining!'”


Cornish World

Unique visitor attraction combining shopping and leisure for a great family day out.
Stadium Retail Park
St Austell
PL25 3RP


Dodman And Black Head FREE

National Trust - Towering above the sea, this historic headland offers dramatic, panoramic views.
Penare car park
St Austell
PL26 6NY


Caerhays Castle Gardens

Caerhays has belonged to the Williams family since 1853.
St Austell
PL26 6LY


Wheal Martyn Clay Works

China Clay Museum and 26 acre Country Park.
St Austell
PL26 8XG


Recommended by Paul Kippax, Worcester
“'Great little local museum which includes an adventure park and a nature trail in order to keep the kids happy. Great way to find out how the 'Cornish Alps' came into being! And it's not as busy as it's close neighbour (the Eden Project!).'”


Tregrehan House And Garden

Home of the Carlyon Family since 1565.
Tregrehan House
PL24 2SJ



Historic Port Of Charlestown

Historic fishing village and port, now famous as the home of Poldark.
Charlestown Road
Saint Austell
PL25 3NJ


Pinetum Gardens

Family owned gardens, a place of tranquillity and remarkable garden scenery.
Holmbush Road
St Austell
PL25 3RQ



The Charlestown Shipwreck And Heritage Centre

Dive in and discover the history of over 150 shipwrecks.
Quay Road
St Austell
PL25 3NJ



  Leisure centres

Polkyth Leisure Centre

Polkyth Leisure Centre offers a wide variety of activities for both adults and children alike. With a swimming pool, teaching pool.
Carlyon Road
St Austell
PL25 4DB


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