Saint Austell Travel Guide
One of the Cornish Alps above St....
A relaxing half a day out
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre
This museum is a must for anyone who loves looking at treasure trove brought up from the seabed.There are other distractions here as well but it is this collection that you’ll want to spend most of your time looking at.The tour of the museum starts with a walk through a...
Situated 2 miles south-east of St. Austell town centre in St. Austell Bay, Charlestown is a most enjoyable place to visit.If you want to use public transport then Western Greyhound operate buses from near the railway station and drop you off at The Rashleigh Arms, where you...
The Eden Project was created from a reclaimed clay mine, transforming it into a global garden that includes the world’s largest greenhouse and where people can learn about nature and get inspiration about the world around them. Inside the two huge artificial biomes are...
Hemp has been used or Milleniums for its medicinal and relaxant properties. Also it is a very strong product for rope, clothes, boat sail and bank notes among others.We were surprised to see hemp being grown so openly here, apparently Eden needed a special licence to grow it...
This sculpture is called a Shimenawa, it is worshipped in the oldest Japanese religion of Shinto. This particular one is made of rice straw, you usually find Shimenawa in areas around shrines, scared trees. Also it celebrates the growth of rice. This scupture was made &...
Dance of Dionysus
Within the grape vine growing region of the Warm Temperate Biome, sculpures have been places to show the "Dance of Dionysus". Dionysus is actually depicted as the bull (not in this actual photo), the other sculpures are followers of Dionysus.
Not just one of Cornwall's top attractions, but in fact one of ENGLAND'S most visited places, Eden Project is a very special place. I am not a gardening type at all since I am too lazy, but I love the outdoors and care about the environment so I thought Eden would have to be...
Eden Project - Don't Bother
The Eden Project was a big disappointment for our family - far too expensive, small, cramped and too many people allowed in at once. If you're happy to pay over £15 to shuffle around behind 8,000 other people and having to queue for absolutely everything, then it is the...
The Eden Project is "one of the UK's top gardens and conservation tourist attractions located in Cornwall". Located near St Austell, we visited this popular place in April 2009.Upon arrival, we were directed into one of the car parks - there are several and they are named...
Lost Gardens of Heligan - Exceeds expectations
This is by-far one of the best outings I have come across in Cornwall! It totally blew me away with its beauty and what it has to offer. I enjoyed the walk around the land, and landing mud sculptures was so much fun.This is not just a garden, but a garden with long lost...
The Greenhouse Effect
What can I say about The Eden Project? I have been a few times with friends and visitors to England without saying where we were going. When people walk down to the Biomes for the first time, not expecting anything like this, they just stop and go, "Wow!"What the Eden...
Premier Inn St Austell
1 Review and 225 Opinions Part of the Premier Inn chain, as far as I’m concerned these hotels offer good value with the added...
The Carclaze: Table Table
This is a family restaurant that operates under the Table Table chain and is next door to the Premier Inn. The restaurant is divided into several distinct areas, including family and adult dining areas, and a lounge bar for drinkers. Wood and carpeted floors throughout, with...
Morrocan Red Restaurant: Eden Eating
The grass roofed "Morrocan Red" Restaurant has a great range of food. Including choices for vegans, vegetarians & gluten free needs. Where possible they always use local Cornish produce.Opening times are 11.30 to 3 pm.There are other cafes are on site also
Austells, Carlyon Bay: Fine British Dining Experience
Exactly as stated on their website, "The simply elegant dining area is raised so that you can see the chefs at work in the open plan kitchen and enjoy their concentration whilst they create your meal. The cuisine is Modern British from the freshly baked bread through to the...
Moroccan Red: Eden Sessions
The Eden Sessions begin in 2002. Performers who have used Eden are WOMAD, Moby, Supergrass, Badly Drawn Boy, PJ Harvey to name a few.The photo is the Dreadzone Sound System, who took over the restaurant, They were excellent!
Jungle Nights: Jungle Nights
Throughout the summer at Eden, Monday to Thurday they had an event called "Jungle Nights". After 4.30 entrance is £8.00 for the evening, music in the biomes is put on, with it being live music in the Mild Mediterranean Biome. The evening we visited it was an African band...
Cornish Market World: Indoor Market
Cornish Market World is the South West's largest indoor market with over 300 market stalls and cafes with everything you need from gifts and curios to everyday shopping needs.
The market has ample free parking and is a great way to spend time if like us the weather was a bit bleak.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday (Summer): 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
What to buy: Fruit & Veg; Meat & Poultry; Groceries; Clothing; Fancy Dress; Formal Wear; Everyday Fashions; Goth Wear; Footwear; Tools; Motor Accessories; Antiques; Hardware; Kitchens; Home Improvements; Giftware; Stationary; Computers; Books; Army & Navy; Soft Furnishings; Posters & Print; Toys & Games; DVDs & Music; Confectionery; Communications; Ancestry; Body Piercing; Hairdressing; plus lots more...
What to pay: Varies
Written Aug 5, 2011
Address: Stadium Retail Park, St Austell PL25 3RP
Phone: +44 (0) 1726 815 553
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- Budget Travel
HMS St Austell Bay
(K 634) - Bay-class Frigate
Loch Class Anti-Submarine Frigate was ordered from Harland and Wolff of Belfast in February 1943 to be built in Liverpool, however this was later cancelled and the ship was laid down in May 1944 at Belfast as Admiralty Job Number J3391 (YARD No, 1249) and was to be named Loch Lydoch. However after a policy change to meet the requirement for anti-aircraft escorts for the Far East the contract was changed to a design for the Bay Class. The ship was launched as HMS St Austell Bay in November 1944 as the first Royal Navy ship to carry the name. Build was completed in May 1945. HMS St Austell Bay was laid-up in the Reserve Fleet at Plymouth until 1959 when she was placed on the Disposal List. Sold to BISCO for demolition by Ship-breaking Industries and arrived in tow at the breakers yard at Charlestown near Rosyth in 1959.
Written Jul 29, 2011
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- Historical Travel
History of Saint Austell
The ancient town of St Austell dates back to 1189 when it served as a centre for the agricultural community. During the reign of King Henry VIII Saint Austell was described as being a “poore toun with nothing notable but the paroch chirch.” However, following the success of...
Food for the World
I forget exactly, but I do know that a high percentage of the World's population depend on rice as their staple diet. Here you can see rice being grown in its 'natural' environment.All the plants, trees and crops are fully described, with their history and relationship to...
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