Local Attractions
The following attractions can be found within or on the borders of PL24 .......

The Eden Project

is an educational charity (The Eden Trust - registered  charity number 1093070).
The visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in the huge crater of a china clay pit. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. The money raised supports their transformational projects and learning programmes.

Bodelva
PL24 2SG


Luxulyan Valley

Ponts Mill car park Satnav: PL242RR

Par Beach

Par Beach car park
Satnav: PL24 2AR


Hidden Valley gardens

Treesmill (nr Par) PL24 2TU

Marsh Villa gardens

St Andrews Road, Par, PL24 2LU

Wingz Bird & Animal Sanctuary

Moorlands Farm, Treesmill, Par PL24 2TX

and these are within a radius of 10 miles......

Charlestown

is situated on the outskirts of St Austell and boasts an unspoilt, original Grade II Listed Harbour which was used as a key location for the filming of the BBC's remake of the 1970's hit series Poldark, starring Aiden Turner as the Cornish hero of the show, Ross Poldark. The harbour is the home port for a famous collection of old ships which are employed in film projects all over the world - they have brought work and life to the quays and harbour buildings and are a particular draw for visitors. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, galleries and gift shops to be enjoyed as well as the Shipwreck and Heritage centre
Charlestown Harbour
Satnav: PL25 3NJ

(4 miles)

Fowey

a beautiful natural harbour, a haven for yachts and the major port for the export of china clay. For several years, Fowey has been the centre of the du Maurier festival of Arts and Literature. You can take a little passenger ferry over to Polruan, the other side of the river mouth, and enjoy the spectacular views of the port or walk along the Esplanade to Readymoney beach and up to the castle. You can also cross the River Fowey via the Bodinnick Ferry and travel the narrow lanes to Polperro, a maze of lanes, alley ways and slate-hung white-washed higgledy-piggledy houses, which lead down to a picturesque and truly unspoilt harbour. It is still a working port, where at high-tide, boats unload their catch, with pots and nets lying about the quays.
Main Car Park
Satnav: PL23 1ET

(5 miles)

Lostwithiel

is an ancient stannary town dating back to the 12th century and the original Duchy palace and arched medieval bridge over the river Fowey are still in use. Antiques shops and regular fairs have made Lostwithiel the antiques capital of Cornwall and it's calendar is full of events such as LostFest, Carrnival week and the Cornish Cider Festival as well as regular markets, vintage fairs and auctions.
It houses a musem and just a couple of miles out of town is Restormel Castle - the Norman 'ringwork and bailey' castle was rebuilt in the late 13th century as a prestigious residence for Edmund, Earl of Cornwall. The site is managed by English Heritage.
Free Car Park Pleyber Christ Way, Lostwithiel
Satnav: PL22 0HE
(5 miles)

Wheal Martyn  China Clay Museum

is home to the UK’s only china clay mining museum which tells the story of Cornwall’s largest mining industry, an industry still alive today. The museum, set in 26 acres of grounds, incorporating a preserved Victorian clay works gives a fascinating insight into this important industry which shaped the lives, landscape and economy of Cornwall’s Clay Country and beyond. As a Charity, the museum provides opportunities for everyone to learn, be inspired by and interact with the vast collection of artefacts and archives, the built heritage and environment within its unique and special grounds.

Carthew, St Austell
PL26 8XG
(6 miles)

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth. At the end of the nineteenth century Heligan’s thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were establishing their stronghold. The outbreak of WW1 was the start of the estate’s demise as its workforce went off to fight in the trenches; many sadly never to return. After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the now lost gardens to a footnote in history. Instead the derelict gardens were discovered by Tim Smit and John Willis (Tremayne descendant) and the process of restoration was begun.

Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
(10 miles)

Mevagissey

Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead down to the centre of the old Mevagissey where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. In typical picture postcard style, pubs, cafes,galleries and shops cluster around the harbour walls and line the pretty streets. Named after two Irish saints, St Meva and St Issey, the village dates back to at least 1313 and during the 1800s Mevagissey prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards out to sea.

Willow Car & Coach Park, Valley Road, Mevagissey PL26 6SB
(10 miles)