St Austell Hotels
Mini guide to St Austell
Located picturesque Cornwall, St Austell lies in the heart of clay mining country.
Known as 'Clayopolis', St Austell played an important role in the clay industry,
which is showcased in the Wheal Martyn China Clay Heritage Centre. St Austell
is known as the capital of the 'Cornish Alps' and is a bustling town dominated
by a 15th century Holy Trinity Church. It is a great base from which to explore
the nearby coastal towns and villages, which all boast stunning scenery and beaches.
To experience maritime history, visit the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, in
nearby Charlestown, which boasts the UK's largest collection of artefacts and
treasure recovered from shipwrecks. The coastal town of Charlestown itself is
also a great day out, brimming with Georgian charm.
The area's newest attraction is the stunning Eden Project, made up of two geodesic
domes containing two different biospheres - Humid Tropical Biome and Warm Temperature
Biome. Showcasing the interaction of humans with plant life, these fascinating
domes offer a fun day out for every member of the family.
Although, at first glance, Caerhays Castle looks like a Norman stronghold,
it was built by architect John Nash in the 19th century. The castle boasts stunning
gardens, which are known for their Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons. For
gardening buffs, the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan is also worth a visit, boasting
There is Express coach service to St. Austell, with onward connections to London
Heathrow Airport and Victoria Station in London. Major motorways - the M4, M5,
and M6 - provide excellent access by car. Several direct trains a day depart
from London Paddington station to St Austell (duration: 4 hours). Cornwall is
serviced by Newquay Cornwall Airport, which has four daily flights to London
Selection of hotels in this region:
Carlyon Bay Hotel
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