Local Area
The town of St Austell situated on the Cornish Riviera provides ideal access to the best of what Cornwall has to offer.  St Austell has in recent years undergone quite a transformation with a modern central shopping area offering a new multi-plex cinema.  The area boasts restaurants to serve most tastes. Copyright Visit Cornwall/King

The Eden Project

A 5 minute drive, or if you prefer, a short bus ride away is Cornwall ’s most popular attraction The Eden Project.  This stunning concept is home to the world’s largest rainforest in captivity with steamy jungles, waterfalls and incredible plant life all encapsulated within its iconic biome.  New to the project is the longest SkyWire in the world where you can travel across the biomes experiencing the panorama of The Eden Project if you dare!

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan remain one of the most mysterious estates having been in the Tremayne family for more than 400 years. After decades of neglect the beautiful gardens have been brought back to life providing visitors with an insight into one of the largest horticultural restoration projects.  It is now one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK.

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Charlestown, Fowey and Mevagissey
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Charlestown – a very popular unspoilt Georgian Port, famed for its small fleet of Tall Ships.  It is home to the National Shipwreck Rescue and Heritage museum.  Due to its preservation, Charlestown has become a regular filming location for many film and TV dramas.

Fowey – remains a bustling small sea-port and recognised as a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.  The port is the ideal stop for yachtsman and shoppers alike with many galleries, cafes, restaurants and unique gift shops.

Fowey is also associated with author Daphne Du Maurier renowned for her novels such as Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchmans Creek all centred around mysterious Cornwall.  Once a year, the wonderful Fowey Festival is held in her name bringing to the town many noted writers, broadcasters and musicians.

The Fowey Royal Regatta is one of Britain’s premier sailing events – and is not to be missed.

Mevagissey -a quaint fishing port with its village centre consisting of narrow streets lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.

St Austell Brewery
St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer in the area for 150 years and offers the opportunity to join a tour and also see the brewing process first hand, and of course don’t forget to stop by and sample the local ales within their very own on-site pub.

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The National Trust
There are also a number of National Trust properties in the vicinity, including Lanhydrock and Trerice.