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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":114,"Name":"St Austell \u0026 Eden","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in St Austell \u0026amp; Eden\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEverything about St Austell Bay lends itself to the traditional family holiday, and the pretty little market town of St Austell sits just one mile from the coast. Wander the historic streets of the town centre, while the white peaks that tell the tale of the China Clay industry peer down on you from above. And, when that fresh air kicks in and you feel inspired to get on your bikes for a day, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the area criss-crossed with woodland perfect for those family bike rides.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re a fan of BBC 1\u0026rsquo;s Poldark (and let\u0026rsquo;s face it, who isn\u0026rsquo;t?), you\u0026rsquo;ll be pleased to hear that a St Austell holiday places you very much in Ross and Demelza\u0026rsquo;s stomping ground. If you make your way to neighbouring Charlestown you\u0026rsquo;ll find the historic harbour and the tall ships that double up as Truro in many an episode\u0026hellip;we just can\u0026rsquo;t promise you\u0026rsquo;ll bump into Poldark himself!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one very special family attraction in the area that we\u0026rsquo;d say you put a day aside to discover, and that\u0026rsquo;s the world-famous biomes of the Eden Project. With something for every age group and a packed programme of events, you can\u0026rsquo;t miss Eden.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in St Austell\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOk, so if you\u0026rsquo;ve yet to experience The Eden Project then it should be top of your list of places to visit in St Austell. Tucked into a crater the size of 30 football pitches, Eden has become one of those landmarks that attracts visitors from all over the world. This enormous tropical garden has been specially created to get us thinking about our relationship with the natural world, and it\u0026rsquo;s mind-blowing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to the world\u0026rsquo;s largest rainforest in captivity, a day at Eden means you get to wander steamy jungles and tumbling waterfalls, so it feels like an adventure for the entire family. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you don\u0026rsquo;t feel up to walking the whole site, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to hitch a ride on the free land train to help you make the most of your day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of our favourite parts of the attraction is the canopy walkway that takes you high above the trees for a whole new perspective\u0026hellip;the perfect way to make memories with your monkeys. And, iIf you\u0026rsquo;ve a passion for art, look out for the world-class sculptures that dot the grounds as you make your way around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in St Austell\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nice thing about a St Austell holiday, is that you\u0026rsquo;re in the perfect position to enjoy the coast and the country \u0026ndash; depending on your mood. For those days that are all about wandering pretty pathways and feeling close to nature, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are home to 200 acres of historic, beautiful gardens. With a romantic story that makes them even more captivating, the gardens are open all year round, and what a way to soak up the colours of the season with a day out. If you\u0026rsquo;re planning a break with your dog, dogs are welcome on leads at this one too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe historic village of Charlestown is less than a mile from St Austell, and visiting this historic port is about as close as you can get to going back in time. It\u0026rsquo;s not uncommon to see tall ships standing proudly in the Grade II listed harbour, and if the views look familiar, it may be because it\u0026rsquo;s used as the setting for Truro in the BBC 1 series of Poldark.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSt Austell restaurants \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThey do love their food in Cornwall, and that means you can look forward to taking your pick when it comes to foodie spots to die for. If you pop to Charlestown, on the outskirts of St Austell, you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself in the region\u0026rsquo;s best restaurants (as voted by the TripAdvisor brigade). The The Longstore Steaks and Seafood has got serving up local produce down to a tee, and rustic charm meets cosy elegance at this friendly restaurant. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSecond, it\u0026rsquo;s the Polgooth Inn (how fabulous is the word \u0026lsquo;Polgooth\u0026rsquo;?!) over in Polgooth itself, and this traditional inn is perfect for that laidback lunch during a day exploring the area. You\u0026rsquo;ll find this one tucked in a pretty valley, not far from St Austell, and what better way to get ready for a long walk together in the surrounding countryside?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor that hearty plate of food with the sight of the seas to soothe you, it\u0026rsquo;s got to be Sam\u0026rsquo;s on the Beach in Par. The third favourite St Austell restaurant, we should start by pointing out that this one has a wood-burning pizza oven. Yum. The open kitchen means you can sit back and watch the chefs at work while you chat, and the floor to ceiling windows allow the views of Polkerris harbour to form the backdrop to your meal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDog friendly St Austell\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning to take your dog along on your holiday, St Austell\u0026rsquo;s home to plenty to keep your four-legged buddy entertained. For one thing, dogs are welcome to walk the miles and miles of pathways that make the Eden Project perfect for a day out, but just bear in mind that they can\u0026rsquo;t go inside the Biomes or other undercover areas. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are dog friendly too, so you can enjoy the gorgeous gardens in your own time with your pet in tow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo be honest, Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s pretty much one great big dog walk, so you can always check out the paths and trails in the area and decide what you\u0026rsquo;d like to explore. And don\u0026rsquo;t forget, you can barely turn a corner without spotting a traditional pub or restaurant where your pet will receive a warm welcome. It\u0026rsquo;s always worth popping your head around the door to find out if you pass somewhere you like the look of\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"st-austell-eden","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/St Austell \u0026 Eden.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Riding the Clay Trails","Body":"\u003cp\u003eA holiday in Cornwall is a great opportunity to experience some unique rides, and what better setting for them than the clay trails surrounding St Austell? There are five clay trails in the landscape that surrounds Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s St Austell, and the area has some beautiful sights that can be seen from miles away. The trails weave between the clay tips and pits around St Austell and its nearby villages, and they date back more than two centuries to the days when mining was king. This ride is ideal for anyone who likes a dramatic backdrop with plenty to see as they go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your favourite way to explore is on horseback then pick up one of the trails and discover the miles and miles of scenic trails that have been specially created for riders, walkers and cyclists. In fact, the whole area is being transformed from a former industrial hub into a haven for wildlife. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the pathways and look out for grazing deer as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe surfaces of the clay trails are mostly gravel, so you\u0026rsquo;ll find the majority of them suitable for riding. The trails have been divided into four key routes, and the site also includes the Pentewan Trail which was once the railway route used for transporting the clay. The remaining clay trails are the St Austell Trail (which is the shortest), the Bugle Trail, the Wheal Martyn trail and the St Blazey trail (for walkers only).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3511,"LocationLongitude":-4.70233,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1367941213.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/riding-the-clay-trails","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1367941213.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Eden Winter Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are some Christmassy events that lure visitors from miles around, becoming a tradition for many a family \u0026ndash; and the Eden Winter Festival is definitely one of them. The Eden Project may be associated with summer days and blooming flowers but it sure knows how to add a sparkle to winter time, and visitors and locals make the festival a huge success year after year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe biomes take on a festive feel as the Winter Wonderland arrives from November until January, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve never ice skated at Eden then you haven\u0026rsquo;t lived. November and December sees late opening on many days, and there\u0026rsquo;s always a programme packed with festive events for the whole family. Skating sessions at the ice rink usually run from November throughout to the start of January, and the decor has a different theme every year. There\u0026rsquo;s also an annual lantern parade that makes a beautiful sight in the infamous biomes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eChildren can visit Father Christmas as the big day looms closer and children can even explore his base when he\u0026rsquo;s returned to the North Pole. Cornwall never lets the foodies amongst us down and the Eden Winter Festival is no exception, expect seasonal food and drink to warm your cockles when you visit. There are story sessions for the little ones, as well as workshops to help get them in the mood with some festive crafts \u0026ndash; so the festival is just as much fun for the youngsters as mum and dad.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe prices for everything (except for ice skating sessions) are included in the usual admission price, and if you\u0026rsquo;re looking for something different during the Christmas holidays it can always be found at the Eden Project.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3601,"LocationLongitude":-4.74477,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/06/Time Of Gifts (Iceskating 1).JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/the-eden-winter-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/06/Time Of Gifts (Iceskating 1).JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"White River Cinema in St Austell","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s the Cornwall cinema for those of you who like your film shown using the latest technology, your seats designed for comfort and your screen the maximum size - White River Cinema in St Austell. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the cinema in Alymer Square in St Austell town centre, and as it only opened in 2008 it\u0026rsquo;s a modern cinema complex that showcases the very latest in cinema technology.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are four screens at White River Cinema, and (now here\u0026rsquo;s the exciting part) you\u0026rsquo;ll find two rows of leather rocker seats in each. So, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to take time out from your St Austell holiday to sit back and relax in style while you watch the latest blockbuster. There\u0026rsquo;s a 3D screen and a licensed bar, so you can enjoy something to drink while you wait for the film.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e2011 saw the cinema awarded the RAAM UK Independent Cinema of the Year award, and it continues to impress newcomers and its regulars. As genius as the rocker chairs are It ticks all the boxes o a practical level too, and there are wheelchair spaces in every screen and parking close by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3376,"LocationLongitude":-4.79521,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/white-river-cinema-in-st-austell","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Lost Gardens of Heligan","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Lost Gardens of Heligan are the most mysterious of St Austell family attractions. The gardens surround Heligan, a historic estate owned by the local Tremayne family, and their fascinating story starts when they were abandoned for the Great War.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe workers departed for the war efforts, leaving the gardens to grow wild and untended for decades, but not before they inscribed a message onto a wall. The inscription was discovered in 1990 and led a descendant of the Tremaynes to discover and restore the gardens to their former glory, and the results you can visit today are breathtaking.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNamed \u0026lsquo;Garden of the Year\u0026rsquo; at the Cornwall Garden Society\u0026rsquo;s Spring Flower Show, the gardens remain one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s best loved attractions and they cover 200 sprawling acres. Stroll the Victorian Productive Gardens, marvel at the sub-tropical Jungle and get lost in the wider estate \u0026ndash; and that\u0026rsquo;s all before lunch. The Jungle will ignite your sense of adventure as you make your way along the raised boardwalk, weaving between ponds and inspiring plants and flowers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Victorian gardens have the feel of days gone by about them, and a visit is like peering into Heligan\u0026rsquo;s past. The gardens were once cultivated so much by the Tremayne family that they produced most of their food, and today they produce more than 200 types of heritage herbs, salad, fruit and vegetables. You\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of historic plants in the Pleasure Grounds, with the oldest plantings dating back 150 years. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the gardens throughout the year too, so Heligan is one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s leading family attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.2865,"LocationLongitude":-4.81352,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/06/MudMaid_JulianStephensCHeliganGardensLtd.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/charlestown/the-lost-gardens-of-heligan","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/06/MudMaid_JulianStephensCHeliganGardensLtd.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Eden Project","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere it is ladies and gentlemen, Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s biggest family attraction, most inspiring tale and unique live entertainment venue \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s our Eden Project.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe famous biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity anywhere in the world, and they\u0026rsquo;re surrounded by stunning gardens designed to lead the way in conservation and green thinking. The Eden Project may be one of the country\u0026rsquo;s leading attractions, but the exciting thing is that it\u0026rsquo;s also an ongoing project, teaching its visitors, offering opportunities for the disadvantaged and working as a charity.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Eden project is a unique day out \u0026ndash; as where else can you be walking through a steamy rainforest one hour and skating on an ice rink the next? (the ice rink is an annual part of the Eden Winter Festival). Beneath the cutting-edge architecture you\u0026rsquo;ll discover world class sculptures, a treetop rainforest lookout and spectacular garden displays. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re not sure where to start, guided tours are always available, and if you start to wilt during the day a ride on the tractor-pulled land train is included in the ticket price.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are events on throughout the year, so you might find storytelling for the youngsters, the chance of a massage in the biomes to help you relax and embrace the Eden ethos or glide above the site on the longest zip wire in England. The zip wire is open between May and September, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to see the biomes from a different perspective.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Eden Project is open every day of the year (except for 24 and 25 December) and it\u0026rsquo;s well signposted from the main roads outside of St Austell. When you first catch sight of the biomes, try to picture the landscape as it was before it was transformed into the attraction \u0026ndash; as it started out as a disused quarry \u0026ndash; just shows what you can do doesn\u0026rsquo;t it.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3601,"LocationLongitude":-4.74477,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000001644425Medium.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/charlestown/the-eden-project","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000001644425Medium.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Polkerris Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePolkerris Beach is a little further afield, but if you fancy a quiet sandy beach with nearby history then it\u0026rsquo;s worth a visit during your St Austell beach holiday. Polkerris Beach is found close to a small hamlet near Fowey, and is just under 20 minutes drive from St Austell.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you drive the country lane to reach this beach you\u0026rsquo;ll pass the former home of the late author Daphne du Maurier, who penned novels such as \u0026#39;The Jamaica Inn\u0026#39; and \u0026#39;Rebecca\u0026#39;, and no doubt she enjoyed her share of summer\u0026rsquo;s days on this sheltered sandy beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its sheltered position and quiet location in a village make it a lovely place to enjoy the coast. If you like to find a quiet spot and sit back with nothing to do but enjoy the views then you\u0026#39;ll love Polkerris Beach, and the inn just behind it means you can watch the sun sink down behind the horizon over a refreshing drink when the day\u0026#39;s over.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3379,"LocationLongitude":-4.68149,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/couple on beach edited 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/polkerris-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/couple on beach edited 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthpean Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the most popular spots with those on beach holidays in St Austell, Porthpean offers a large sandy beach that attracts the crowds each summer. This sheltered beach makes a safe, sandy haven for families, and there\u0026rsquo;s always something going on. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a smattering of rock pools at low tide, and the waters are popular with swimmers, windsurfers and sailors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs jet skiing isn\u0026#39;t allowed, you and the children can enjoy the waters with peace of mind. There\u0026#39;s also a seasonal dog ban, and the beach is cleaned every day during high season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3227,"LocationLongitude":-4.76657,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/little girl on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/porthpean-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/little girl on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Halloweden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning a visit to Cornwall during half term and are on the lookout for some themed events to make it extra special, look no further than Halloweden. The Eden Project enhances another season of fun with this very special event, and it includes plenty of scary happenings to keep youngsters entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe biomes may not seem creepy by day, but the Eden Project transforms into a place of mystery and scary surprises for every Halloween. There\u0026rsquo;s always lots of opportunity for your own little monsters to join the fun with activities such as magical crafts, workshops and storytelling.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe events and activities also include a Little Monsters\u0026rsquo; Ball Disco that\u0026rsquo;s always bags of fun and, as well as another opportunity to get on the fantastic ice rink. Scream Fright Night is a new addition to Halloweden, and the haunted side of the rainforest biomes emerges as brave visitors make their way through its foliage. This themed evening is only suitable for those aged 12 and over, and the ice rink will be open for the event too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4828,"LocationLongitude":-3.5208,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/06/Rainforest Biome (At Night).jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/halloweden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/06/Rainforest Biome (At Night).jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Austell Local Produce Market","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the most popular St Austell events happens every Saturday and is open between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The St Austell Produce Market continues the tradition of this market town and supplies visitors and residents with the finest local meats, fruit, vegetables and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll goods sold at the market have travelled around just two miles to reach you, and you might even spot the occasional expert cookery demonstration to fine tune your culinary skills! The market was reinstated after a town survey named it as the most missed event in St Austell.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3379,"LocationLongitude":-4.79376,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/11/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/st-austell-local-produce-market","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/11/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Caerhays Castle and Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you visit Caerhays Beach during your holiday you won\u0026rsquo;t be able to miss the beautiful Caerhays Castle\u0026nbsp;that overlooks it. Another top St Austell attraction, Caerhays remains a family home, but the gardens are open during Spring when they\u0026rsquo;re at their best, and the castle occasionally welcomes the public behind its doors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house is open between March and May on weekends, and the gardens are open between February and June, but please double check the dates and times before making your way to the attraction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2397,"LocationLongitude":-4.84639,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/wild flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/caerhays-castle-and-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/wild flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Austell Brewery","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"St Austell Brewery\"\u003eSt Austell Brewery\u003c/a\u003e\u0026nbsp;remains both a working Victorian brewery and one of the most popular family attractions in St Austell. The brewery opened in 1851 and is still one of the biggest employers in Cornwall. If you\u0026rsquo;ve always wondered what goes on behind the foreboding walls, there are regular tours from the visitor centre as well as a fascinating interactive museum.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChildren must be 8 years or over to join the tour, due to the working machinery inside. Also, please note that there are many steps included on the tour too. 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Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s history is entwined with the mining industry, so this is a great family attraction in St Austell for gaining an insight into life in the mines.\u0026nbsp;China Clay Country Park\u0026nbsp;is the only clay museum in the UK, and there really is something for everyone. The china clay mined in Cornwall changed the world, and the industry generated billions of pounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe attraction is set in 26 acres of country park, so there are some gorgeous woodland walks to enjoy during your visit, as well as the opportunity to see mining in action. The attraction is also home to the county\u0026rsquo;s biggest working waterwheel, interactive displays and enthralling artefacts to explore. 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The older area of the town is flanked by wooded valleys to its north and south, making it a leafy spot for a walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk should take around an hour, and as it mostly sticks to surfaces roads and pathways it\u0026rsquo;s an even route that should be quite easy for all abilities. The walk starts and finishes at Holy Trinity Church in the centre of St Austell . Walkers should set off along Fore Street and head downhill to Truro Road. Cross over the road at the traffic lights and turn left into River Walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk passes fine old English oaks, beech and lime trees, sycamores, ash trees, pines and cedars, so aside from being a handy walk that won\u0026rsquo;t exhaust children it\u0026rsquo;s also a great opportunity to see some of the historic trees that make St Austell\u0026rsquo;s landscape. 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