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As one of the largest towns in Cornwall, you can be sure that there’s plenty to see and do in St Austell. Situated a very short distance from the world famous Eden Project in one direction and the beautiful south Cornish coast in the other, St Austell is a lovely little town that has plenty of traditional shops and its own famous brewery. The brewery is open for tours to the public, so be sure to take a look and enjoy a tasting at the end. New and contemporary shopping areas give the town a completely fresh and modern feel despite its old traditions, the oldest of which can be seen at Charlestown Harbour, St Austell’s old port.

The Clay Trails of St Austell provide great opportunities for cycling, walking and horse riding through the clay pits that have been excavated through years of mining China Clay. These lunar type landscapes are quite surreal but beautifully dramatic, especially when the disused pits have been flooded. Walk or cycle the trails and bring a picnic for a great day out, there is also a China Clay Museum at the Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park which is perfect for learning a little more of the industrial history of the area.

While you’re staying in St Austell, why not also visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and experience one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. With a variety of different gardens to view and enjoy, you’ll be able to marvel at colourful flowers and impressive plants, before picking up one of your own from the plant centre to take home to your own garden. The town itself also boasts a stretch of pretty woodland, which is perfect for brisk afternoon strolls and a picnic on a summers evening.

The town is also surrounded by sandy beaches, set in the picturesque setting of St Austell Bay. It’s a brilliant spot for families to explore the coast, either for a paddle in the sea or a sandcastle building extravaganza. You’ll also be a short drive from the villages and towns of Mevagissey and Fowey, which are perfect for an afternoon spent meandering through tiny streets and perusing gift shops and galleries. The small port of Charlestown lies close to the town also and is a great place to see old tall ships that conjure images of smuggling and piracy.

Often called ‘The Cornish Riviera’, the area of coast that surrounds St Austell is often thought of as having some of the most wonderful scenery in the South West.

Often called ‘The Cornish Riviera’, the area of coast that surrounds St Austell is often thought of as having some of the most wonderful scenery in the South West. So with all of this to offer and more, plus accommodation from our wide collection, you can rest assured that a holiday in St Austell will be one that you remember for years to come. View our full range of accommodation in South Cornwall.

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