What's on inCharlestown

Welcome to Charlestown

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Charlestown - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Charlestown to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Charlestown

Tourist Attractions

The Eden Project

The Eden Project, set in an amazing location in the heart of Cornwall, gives you a unique view of the world of plants and human society. The Eden Project is the largest greenhouse ever built, the size of 30 football pitches. There are two massive conservatories:The…

Restormel Castle

Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built at the turn of the 14th century, survives in good condition. Built as a symbol of wealth and status and once home to Edward, the Black Prince, it…

Lost Gardens of Heligan

The award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan extend to some eighty acres of superb pleasure grounds together with a magnificent complex of walled gardens and a huge, productive vegetable garden, all fast returning to their former glory. Lying at the heart of one of the most mysterious…

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Whatever the weather, the Bodmin & Wenford Railway is just the ticketDiscover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway ‐ Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.Travel in our 1950's coaches and enjoy…

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre

Located in a historic china clay building here on the waterfront of the seaport of Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall. The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe. The many and…


Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estateOne of the most fascinating and complete late 19th‐century houses in England, Lanhydrock is full of period atmosphere. Although the gatehouse and north wing with magnificent 32yd‐long gallery with plaster ceiling survive from the 17th…

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