Top 10 Things to do in St Austell, United Kingdom (UK)

December 14, 2017 Russell Mellin

St Austell (/sɪnt ˈɔːstəl/; Cornish: S. Austel) is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Bodmin and 30 miles (48 km) west of the border with Devon.
Restaurants in St Austell

1. Cornwall Football Golf

Trenowah Road, St Austell PL25 3GD, England +44 1726 68952
Excellent
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5 based on 704 reviews

Cornwall Football Golf

FootballGolf uses the same rules as golf but players kick a football into a hole. There are hazards and obstacles along the way helping make the game fun and enjoyable for everyone and a great outdoor activity. almost every hole players have to kick around, through, over or under various obstacles. The game of FootballGolf is suitable for anyone 5 years old to 80 years old. We have two 18 hole courses set over 18 acres

Reviewed By Richard K

First time foot-golfer dad with a 8 and 15 year old had a great couple if hours at this well kept imaginative course. A busy half term day but plenty of space and no waiting. Professional engaging staff and friendly mowing man make this a must-do trip for families and adult groups. Really good value as well

2. Wingz Bird Sanctuary

Moorlands Farm | Treesmill, Par, St Austell PL24 2TX, England +44 1726 825222
Excellent
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4.5 based on 272 reviews

Wingz Bird Sanctuary

Reviewed By Clicelillie - Wallasey, United Kingdom

Hidden away is this sanctuary where they care for many an animal, some of rare breed. A small play area also, and a walk through the overgrowth to view birds and animals (wallabies included) in something approaching their natural habitat. You'll never be able to make a full day of it, but well worth a morning spent

3. Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England +44 1726 69897
Excellent
52%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Located in an historic China clay building, this centre contains artifacts from more than 150 local shipwrecks.

Reviewed By PROSN1P3R - Guildford, United Kingdom

Many films have been shot here great local area... Beaches are amazing and love the smuggling tunnel on the left beach in the cave.. Look up! Gunpowder end gunfire was shot here and many other films...

4. Eden Project

Bodelva PL24 2SG, England +44 1726 811911
Excellent
47%
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4 based on 9 reviews

Eden Project

Trek through the world's largest indoor rainforest, take in the sights and smells of our Mediterranean Biome, and explore our huge outdoor Gardens. At the Eden Project you'll discover the fascinating relationships between plants and people. You'll also find a full calendar of family events throughout the year and music festivals in the summer. As an educational charity we run transformational social and environmental projects locally and internationally.

Reviewed By Supermom23 - Bermuda

It IS a great place BUT the entry fee is way too much. £100 for four of us, reduced to £83 by booking in advance. Photos were taken of three adults but not the child, no explanation was given for this. Not impressed by the rude/ grumpy staff. Girl on cafe till didn't smile at us, say hello, please OR thank you. Either time we bought food. Gift shop staff were the same. Only a couple of the staff serving the food were really nice and the food was good.

5. Aquila Charters

East Quay, Mevagissey, England
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5 based on 218 reviews

Aquila Charters

Mackerel Fishing Trips Mevagissey Spend your time aboard Aquila, Mackerel fishing off the beautiful fishing port of Mevagissey. You can actually be out on the sea, instead of just sitting and watching those lucky people who are! Everything you need is already there - just step aboard and start enjoying yourself. If you don't know how to fish, then don't worry - our skipper and crew will always be on hand to show you how it's done. We also offer Deep sea wreck fishing. Reef fishing and shark fishing.

Reviewed By achPlymouth - Plymouth

Chris got us on board and under way quickly as he knew dolphins were in the bay. He found them for us and it was an amazing experience, particularly for the children aboard. Then on to searching for fish which again chris found for us. We all caught some and took a few back to the campsite to bbq. This was one of the best trips we've ever done. 9 & 12 year old loved it. Felt very safe and chris is a great teacher with patience of a saint! Would do it again if in the area.

6. Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire

1 West End, Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6BX, England +44 1726 844242
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire

We stock a large range of quality Dawes cycles and accessories, available for both hire and purchase. Hire a bike and ride down the scenic cycle paths around Mevagissey, St. Austell and the beautiful south coast of Cornwall, ideal for anyone planning a one day or one week hire. The Eden Project is also within riding distance, we have details on the routes to take please view our website.

Reviewed By RubyBF - Southampton, United Kingdom

A large selection of well-maintained bikes, and friendly and knowledgable staff who had no problem in instantly selecting bike sizes suitable for our four-person party. The premises are right on NCR 3, with good non-traffic cycle paths to St Austell, Heligan Gardens and Mevagissey. The hill down from Heligan is awesome to cycle down. For £10 per bike (plus £1 for helmet) this was a good-value half-day activity. Locks can also be provided free-of-charge.
Following the cycling, Pentewan Beach is an excellent place to cool off, and the village contains a couple of good cafes. Ice cream and coffee can also be bought from the cycle hire base.

7. Roche Rock & Hermitage

Roche, Roche, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Roche Rock & Hermitage

Reviewed By mjc404 - Derby, United Kingdom

We viewed this amazing ruined chapel from the comfort of ground level. There is not very much of the ruins, but the way they are perched precariously on the top of the rock outcrop is an amazing sight. The thought of how the original builders carried up the granite blocks is a feat to be wondered at. If we ever return, maybe we will have the courage to climb the rocks up to the ruin.

8. Knightor Winery

Knightor Manor Knightor, Trethurgy, St Austell PL26 8YQ, England +44 1726 851101
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Knightor Winery

Knightor is a working winery, wedding & events venue near St Austell. Set in beautiful countryside just a stones throw from the Eden Project, our venue is traditionally Cornish, with historical granite stone barns set within natural pasture, orchard and Cornish hedgerows. We produce premium quality red, white & sparkling wines, as well as our very own Cornish Vermouth. We offer guided tours and tastings throughout the year, as well as feasts and other exciting events.

Reviewed By Charviews

The overall place is beautiful. The roast was bought out on a plate and everyone could help themselves. The quality of the vegetables was amazing and the beef was cooked perfectly! I would 150% recommend going here for a roast its well worth the money and the atmosphere is good and the staff!

9. St Austell Brewery

63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY, England +44 845 241 1122
Excellent
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4.5 based on 586 reviews

St Austell Brewery

Welcome to the newly refurbished St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and Hicks Bar. Our Visit England accredited Visitor Centre reveals the secrets behind our award-winning brewing process. Submerge yourself in more than 160 years of brewing excellence and discover the heritage of this proudly independent family brewery. Our Hicks Bar is open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday serving an all-day menu until 4pm. So, whether you are popping in for a coffee and a cake, a tasty pub meal or just a pint of your favourite beer, we will be happy to satisfy your appetite! And don't forget to pay a visit to the St Austell Brewery shop. With the full range of delicious St Austell bottled and canned beers (including some exclusive beers from our Small Batch Brewery) and branded gifts and clothing plus finest Walter Hicks wines, there's a drink or gift for every occasion. Dogs are welcome in all areas expect the Brewing Experience.

Reviewed By SMN73

The two of us arrived just before 11am and had a very interesting/informative tour with Anne (who is great). The price is £12 pp which is excellent value for money plus you also get two tokens each, which you could use for a tasting session,...MoreThank you very much for your very kind review, I will pass on your lovely comments to the rest of the team. We are glad you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. Sarah

10. Polkerris Beach

Polkerris, Par, St Austell PL24 2TL, England 441726813306
Excellent
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4.5 based on 261 reviews

Polkerris Beach

Polkerris Beach combines an idyllic sandy Cornish cove with first class Water Sports facilities. It's as good for a day trip as it is for a two-week holiday or intensive Water Sports course. From the smallest sandcastle-building toddler to the seasoned watersport enthusiast, there is something for everyone here. Picture this - a sheltered, sandy beach in a small village, self-catering accommodation just up the lane, no through traffic, a beach shop and café, equipment rental so you don't have to lug everything with you and personalised windsurfing and sailing courses at our award-winning, RYA Recognised Training Centre. Round that off with a beer in the Rashleigh Inn as the sun sets and you have the makings of the perfect Cornish beach scene - or dine in style at 'Sam's on the Beach' which has proved extremely popular since it opened in 2009.

Reviewed By Weekender787 - Truro, United Kingdom

This really is a beachfor all the family. The sand is wonderful for building sand Castles andother structures - not just for the children - and the surf is the number one attraction - both to take part and to observe. The lifeguards are very efficient and always watchful to see that people stick to the designated area for the all those people venturing into the water.

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