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“harbour side”(4 reviews)
“old harbour”(7 reviews)
“car park”(14 reviews)
A Grade II listed harbour, the Historic Port of Charlestown is timeless in appearance and a favourite film location. You may already recognise it from your favourite shows and movies. ​ We invite you to come and enjoy the harbour and our tall ship...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ, England
+44 1726 70241
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All reviews harbour side old harbour car park small port pubs and restaurants port area great sandwiches visiting friends and family pier house places to eat and drink shipwreck centre well worth a visit sailing ship great eating places carlyon bay working port unusual place
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a winters day we were not expecting too much ,but were disappointed that the Museum was closed, and although there were plenty of pubs open at mid day none looked that inviting . Nice art galleries and antiques centre open, but latter not accessible...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely coastal historic village. Park in the main car park, on the roundabout, and gently walk the dockside imagining the days of Poldark. Lovely eateries all around the harbour. Plenty to do for a good day full of activities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Phil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to visit at any time of the year,good places to eat and drink from coffee shops to pub food and special dishes. Local museum for those interested.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulajen
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Forget all the Poldark hype, this is a beautiful place, a tiny port with a wealth of history. Wander around and soak in the atmosphere, learn more by visiting the Shipwreck Centre, have a great meal in any of a number of top class restaurants...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith L
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Well worth the rather lengthy journey, first sight not much here but a good 4hours entertainment especially for the grandkids. Not very busy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RockyRobin70
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I'm sure it is the Poldark link that pulls people here but this is a lovely quaint cornish harbour with a few eateries and shops, be sure to visit the little craft village just behind the main pay and display car park with it's local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary534
Reviewed 24 November 2018

A nicely preserved small port typical of the many in Cornwall . This has been used to film the dock scenes in Poldark and has a couple of tall ships berthed . The views of again typically cornish as you look out to see with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sammy509
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Having visited many Cornish harbours, i was very disappointed with Charlestown. There is no information available to the visitor around the harbour explaining its historical significance. The ‘tall ships’ are highly overrated. They were not accessible - i assume you have to pay to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 10Orchard
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Visited this Port recently with a friend and walked down to the Port area. It is small in size but the views are amazing. There are a few eating places around but nothing much to do so you probably need about 30 mins to 45...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vykye2000
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

After walking around St Austell (where we were staying) and being thoroughlly underwhelmed we jumped in the car and came here and were more than happy we did! Stunning location, lovely quaint shops, surprisingly good selection of eateries at different price points. Its what you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Greg K
22 April 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