Things to do in St Austell

things to do st austell

The landscape around St Austell, once an ancient medieval market town, is dominated by the white mountainous peaks known as the Cornish Alps. They, like the town, grew out of the China Clay industry which still thrives to this day and it is that industrial footprint on the landscape which also allowed the development of […]

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Celia Fiennes: Through Cornwall, side-saddle!

Celia Fiennes was born in 1662 in Wiltshire but she had very different ideas about what a woman of her time should be and how they should behave.¬† The daughter of a wealthy politician Celia refused to be bound by convention and she never married. At a time when making a journey¬†for its own sake […]

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