6 days in St Austell & Falmouth Itinerary

6 days in St Austell & Falmouth Itinerary

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St Austell
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Falmouth
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St Austell

— 3 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Holywell Cave (in Holywell), Padstow Harbour (in Padstow) and Tintagel (Trevena Square, Tintagel Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Treasure Museum, race across the water with Mevagissey Rib Rides, and admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden.

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Manchester to St Austell is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Falmouth.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Falmouth

— 2 nights
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Venture out of the city with trips to Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (in St Ives) and St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, look for gifts at Cornish Tin & Gold, hike along South West Coast Path - Rosemullion Head Circular, and see the interesting displays at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Falmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Falmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Falmouth can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips