4 days in Cornwall Itinerary

4 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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St Austell

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St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Austell: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), Land's End Landmark (in Sennen) and St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden & Blue Harbour Gallery). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, look for all kinds of wild species at Eden Project, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Just-in-Roseland Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Austell online route builder.

London to St Austell is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cornwall travel guide

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Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.