Charlestown (Cornish: Porth Meur, great cove) is a coastal village directly south-east of St Austell in Cornwall. The village is notable for its use as a filming location for the TV show Poldark.
Charlestown is built around its beautiful grade II-listed walled harbour with cliffs and pebble beaches that offer many photo opportunities.
St Austell railway station is the nearest train station and is on the London Paddington to Penzance line.
address: Quay Rd, PL25 3NJThe main attraction is the village's shipwreck museum which starts with a cool interactive remote-controlled boat game (1 turn: 50p; 3 turns: £1) that allows you to drive a boat through a diorama of Charlestown Harbour. The museum then goes through a clay tunnel and offers a view of the harbour from the village's east side; a historic boat with a pirate flag is anchored there. The rest of the museum is mostly items salvaged from shipwrecks such as the RMS Titanic and The Mary Rose including chinaware, cutlery, coins, boat equipment, etc.
phone: +44 1726 67544address: Church Rd, PL25 3NS
Charlestown Harbour has a small unstaffed stall that sells souvenirs such as seashells and recovered tin that has been smelted around pre-decimal coins.
phone: +44 1726 68598address: Charlestown Rd, PL25 3NL
phone: +44 1726 67618address: Quay Rd, PL25 3NX
phone: +44 1726 73635address: Charlestown Rd, PL25 3NJ
phone: +44 1726 67955address: Charlestown Rd, PL25 3NJ