From the purposebuilt port at Charlestown to the dramatic Luxulyan Valley, towered over by the Treffry Viaduct, this area is one of the most picturesque of the World Heritage areas in Cornwall. To find out more, Click Here.
Museums in St Austell are places where the past comes to life, where stories get told and treasures are uncovered. From mining heritage to maritime heritage there's lots of local history to explore. Many of Cornwall's towns and villages also house small and unique museums which explore a bygone era and celebrate local histories. Search our listing below...For more information go to Museums in Cornwall
Visit the finest historic houses and stately homes in St Austell. The houses offer an interesting day out allowing a glimpse into the past with historic houses, artefacts and fine art waiting to be discovered. The stately homes also have beautiful gardens, land and woodland that can be explored.
Whether you want to gallop along the sand with the sea breeze in your hair, trot across the moors or plod steadily along the bridleways, horse riding in St Austell offers an equestrian experience to suit all levels of rider. In fact one of the best ways to discover the beauty that St Austell has to offer is on horseback. There are many licensed stables throughout the county that provide riding lessons and a variety of trails that will take you through undiscovered parts of the countryside. Trek through woodland, farmland, moorland or along the beautiful Cornish coastline.
Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the magical gardens in St Austell are home to a wealth of exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees. From wild woodland to neatly manicured lawns, from the small and unusual to large and famous. Browse through listings representing the best St Austell has to offer. Use the right-hand filters to refine your search and help you find exactly what you're looking for.
Fishing has enjoyed a long history in St Austell and still remains central to local culture. The sport of fishing naturally slows your body down and lets you unwind - it's just a bonus if you are lucky enough to bag some fine fish on the end of your line.
Take some tips from local fishermen before you pick your spot, but whether you choose a rocky outcrop or bob off the coast on board a traditional fishing boat, you can cast away your worries and appreciate the waterlogged landscape as you wait for your dinner to snag its bait.
St Austell offers the cyclist a great variety of cycling from quiet country lanes, which meander through picturesque villages and ancient harbours, to more challenging off-road routes which explore the depths of the Cornish countryside. From the genteel Camel Trail and Coast to Coast Trail, which are ideal for those with young children, to the challenging North Cornwall coastal road which provides some of the steepest gradients in the county.