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Charlestown Harbour

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Charlestown Harbour is set on the rugged, stunning, South Cornish Coastline. Charlestown is the last open 18th Century Georgian harbour in the UK and is proud to be a UNESCO world heritage site. When you enter Charlestown Harbour you are transported...more
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Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 70241
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All reviews old harbour harbour side car park places to eat and drink small port pubs and restaurants port area great sandwiches visiting friends and family pier house well worth a visit shipwreck centre art galleries sailing ship great eating places carlyon bay working port
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Attractive harbour area for a walk with some interesting shops, especially the small antique centre.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Drove down to the coast to have a bit of a wander and stumbled upon Charlestown Harbour. The harbour itself is quaint and some really nice old fashioned sail ships were being restored there. The walls go right around and a few kids were jumping...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jalovell78
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful spot on a lovely day. Very peaceful and relaxing. Didn't pay to go down at £11.50 per adult but I suspect there was a lot to do. Had a great pint sat outside the Pier Hotel - all is good.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Charlestown harbour is very interesting. It usually has a large sailing ship moored there. I believe it is also used in the Poldark TV series.It was also used for the export of China clay. well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JohnCracknell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a lovely spring day. Pleasant place to wander around with plenty of tourist shops with a selection of stuff to buy.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lee J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is as in the Poldark series but I did not pay to go down onto the dock as I could see what I wanted to from the area around the dock. Car parking was reasonable price and in a very good place not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 351MikeH351
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We intended going down onto the harbour side whilst visiting Charlestown, but took one look at the prices and decided to view it from above. The price per adult was £11.50 and £4.50 for each child over 5 years. Apart from going on the ship,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Cornwall for a three day break in our caravan some 30 minutes from Charlestown a visit was definitely on our things to do. This quaint town with its old harbour which in years past was both vibrant and colourful with many seafaring activities taking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank johnbE4140KR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place to visit with examples of ships in the harbour and a seafaring museum & shop. There are also a few places to buy refreshments and souvenirs.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pamjo444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a cool April morning. This tiny little port is something out of the past, aside from its modern hostelries. There is a sprinkling of pubs cafes and food establishments some of which also have rooms. There is a small pay and display...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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March 26, 2019|
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Response from Venusbeachreturners | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I am aware
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April 22, 2018|
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Response from k r | Reviewed this property |
Shane is correct in that Charlestown is a compact village, and easily walked around. However it is full of interesting buildings, most are original and date from when the harbour was developed by Charles Rashleigh. I was not... More