Charlestown Travel Guide

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    tall ships in the harbour
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  • tall ships in the harbour
    tall ships in the harbour
    by BerniShand

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    taken from the harbour wall

    by BerniShand Written Feb 1, 2005

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    2005 opening dates are 1st March to 31st October

    opening times are 10am to 5 pm [ 6pm in high season ]

    entrance fees

    Adults £5.95
    Children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult, otherwise £2.95
    Students, Disabled and Seniors over 60 £3.95

    there is access for disabled visitors

    there is a restaurant, The Bosuns Diner above the museum

    parking is available on the public car park across from the museum, cost is £2.00 for all day

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    by BerniShand Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Cornwall has a rich seafaring history, but its trecherous coastline means that there are over 3000 known shipwrecks around the Cornish coast

    you can see treasure and artefacts from almost 200 wrecks here at the museum, along with diving equipment, rescue equipment and lots of facts about Cornwalls sometimes tempestuous relationship with all things maritime

    the museum is in a historic China clay building built over tunnels once used to transport the clay down to the harbour, you can go into the tunnels when you visit

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    tall ships in the harbour

    by BerniShand Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Home to several tall ships Charleston harbour is very picturesque, it is a popular location for film and television shoots
    it is still a working port and fishery, and fresh fish features on the menus of the local restaurants

    the harbour itself was built between 1791 and 1798 at the instigation of mine owner Charles Rashleigh to serve the local China clay industry

    it is a popular tourist attraction, and gets vey busy during the summer months

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Charlestown Restaurants

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    Rashleigh Arms

    by BerniShand Written Feb 1, 2005

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    We had a wonderful dinner at the Rashleigh Arms, it was a very busy pub, always a good sign, but we hadnt expected it to be quite so busy in January, I imagine that at the height of the tourist season it will be bursting at the seams !

    the pub itself is a pleasant blend of old and new, an old building with a contemporary feel inside, there is also bed and breakfast accommodation here

    there is a bar meals menu in addition to the restaurant, just in case you were silly enough not to book a table ! there is also outside seating, ideal for warm summer days but not much fun in January

    Favorite Dish: l had Scallops and Bacon in a garlic cream sauce, scallops are notoriously tricky to cook, too long and they turn to rubber, but these were perfect, camcorderman has the Mushroom Stroganoff, which looked and smelled delicious [ the meanie wouldnt let me have any !]

    the dessert menu could have been better, but the portions were more than generous

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    • Beaches
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