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St Austell's prosperity began in 1784 when William Cookworthy discovered china clay at a time when demand from the pottery industry was very high. In order to take advantage of this burgeoning trade local entrepreneur Charles Rashleigh built the nearby port of Charlestown. Often used as the setting for film and television the port has a fascinating Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, and if you're lucky you may catch sight of one of the many visiting tall ships. St Austell’s White River Place is a smart development of shops which are complemented by a cinema, restaurants and contemporary apartments. Just out of town is the world renowned Eden Project, a global garden that shouldn’t be missed. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are another horticultural treat as they have been brought back to life after decades of dereliction.

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26 Mar 2018
Resort Cornwall Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Cornwall magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...

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