A holiday in a Charlestown cottage places you in one of the most historic villages in Cornwall. Much of this delightful seaside village centres around its Grade II-listed harbour and the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre. The surrounding area is stunning with its blend of heritage and coast. Georgetown is situated a few miles from the centre of St Austell, and top visitor attractions like the Eden Project. The village offers a pleasant array of pubs, restaurants and independent shops to explore.
Why visit Charlestown?
Charlestown is a real must-visit if you are interested in maritime history. Walk along the historic quayside to see some impressive replicas of tall ships or take a leisurely stroll along the harbour wall to admire the craggy coastline. Charlestown is also home to lovely eateries to try out on your visit.
Things to do in Charlestown
Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage centre is in the village itself and is home to the largest private collection of its kind in the whole of Europe. Charlestown Harbour you may have an air of familiarity with, as the tall ships housed in the port were used as a set for famous films and TV shows like Poldark and Doctor Who.
Why stay in a Charlestown cottage?
Staying in one of the great cottages in Charlestown is a wonderful prospect if you like to be on the Cornish coast. You can’t escape the trappings of the sea here, with its replica tall-ships, it’s age-old harbour and quay, and its array of pubs and eateries. Charlestown is also a few miles from St Austell and The Eden Project.
Three must-see places to visit in Charlestown
- Explore the quayside of Charlestown Harbour and marvel at the replica tall ships
- The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre is the perfect place to spend an afternoon if you’re a marine historian
- The South West Coast Path weaves through the town for views across the bay and beyond