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Charlestown Harbour

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“car park”(16 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we visit regularly and love the walk down to the quay and stop off to walk along the side of the 2 old ships was shocked to see I now have to pay £11.50 (this does include a visit to the museum) but I have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jackie g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic harbour steeped in historical information, also where Poldark was made and still is but be aware on filming days the viewing area is away from where the filming is done. The area is now owned by the filming company so obviously you will have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Alanjuly2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

taken back in time, very atmospheric, not at all commercialised, just loved it. The harbour lived up to its Poldark experience

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LycettJanet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes about 15 minutes to walk round and see some fairly scratty but elegant tall ships. Not a lot to see and not very exciting. Bit of a non-destination really.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank johnandlizb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked on the coastpath and visited the harbour on a working day during low tide. It was not crowded and we had a nice place in a small cafe. The coffee and the pasties werde excellence. We went around the harbour and the beach...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catch it on a fine day and just sit and watch the sea, very relaxing, then go for a bite at any of the quality eateries nearby. Great!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neil E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this little harbour. With a great little beach for the little one to throw stones into and the poldark esk harbour that just looks the traditional harbour part we can sit and watch the tide come in then go out. A few places...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JillP1051
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty harbour, where you can pay to walk around the quayside where they film Poldark. There is also a Shipwreck Museum. Next to the car park is a courtyard of shops with an interesting antiques centre upstairs. The beach is pebbles. Across...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historic harbour, very well preserved with 2 Tall Ships moored up. Really authentic and unspoilt. Easy to see why its been used in so many shows esp Poldark.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank philandsan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on quite an overcast and windy day so experience was a little limited as a bit too cold to wander around. Very picturesque and plenty of bars and eateries to choose from. There is a heritage centre (we didn't go) and good car parking...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
Greg K
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