Local Attractions

You may have already heard of our most famous local attractions.  The nearest is the Lost Gardens of Heligan where you will find something to interest the whole family. Children love to explore the mini canyon, grotto in the northern gardens and finding the little pigs and fascinating sculptures in the Woodland Walk.  Everyone admires the amazing tropical jungle area and your dog will be keen on the lost valley.
 
On the other side of St Austell is the Eden Project with its iconic biomes; you can take a trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest and enjoy the colourful sensory experience of the Mediterranean biome.  Enjoy the miles of paths that weave through the outdoor gardens and the more adventurous can take an aerial ride high above the site on England’s longest zip wire.  There are events all year round at Eden, including the amazing Eden Sessions featuring live music from world famous performers.  
 
On the road to Bodmin and only two miles from St Austell is the Wheal Martyn Clay Museum and Country Park.  This is the UK’s only china clay museum and covers 26 acres occupying the Victorian remains of two former china clay works.  The site incorporates a visitor attraction, museum, woodland walks and spectacular views into the Wheal Martyn clay pit, which still operates today.

Dogs are welcomed at all three of the above attractions, but do please contact the attractions direct or visit their websites for further information before setting out. 

Other local places of interest not to be missed are the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre at the pretty harbour of Charlestown or visit the 14th century fishing village of Mevagissey with it’s tiny streets, pretty harbour, cosy pubs and smuggling history.