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Find New Adventures with Charlestown Walking Tours.

As seen on BBC's "Villages by the Sea." 

Winner of a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2023.

Looking for an unforgettable tour that will enhance your visit to Charlestown? Look no further! I offer exciting and engaging tours all year round that start at the church lych gate on Church Road and finish at the outer harbour. The tours run twice daily at 10.30 am and 2 pm and last for two hours. If you have any questions about what I have to offer, don't hesitate to get in touch with me. 

I offer bespoke tours that can be tailored to your needs. If you can't find a time that suits you, I can arrange an evening tour or weekend morning that works for you. I also offer gift tours that make the perfect present for someone special. 

My tours are designed to be dog-friendly and easy walking. I offer free cancellations, and for groups of over 20 people, I offer discounts. If you're ready to book a tour, simply visit the bottom section of this site. Don't wait to make unforgettable memories in Charlestown!


All about Charlestown Walking Tours

 From Polmear to the present day - duration 2 hours.

My name is Lyndon Allen and I come from two of Charlestown's historical families.  I am a passionate Charlestown historian. I was also a commercial fisherman from the port for 36 years. My grandfather was a harbour master and his father was a famous master mariner, both from Charlestown.  I have written two books about its colorful past entitled Charlestown - Time and Tide  ( A History of Charlestown) and Charlestown-Batten down the Hatches (Winds of change),  both available to buy here. Charlestown is a subject I've researched for over 40 years.

So come, take a walk with me, and step back through time to the very beginnings of the fishing hamlet of Polmear. Learn about Charles Rashleigh who built the port from whom the village got its name. I will talk about some of the characters that have made Charlestown what it is today. Also discussing topics such as the Great Charlestown Road, the china clay industry from pit to port, the ports pilots, shipping, mining, the port leat and ponds, St Paul's church, and much, much more. A lady said to me once after a tour, that she felt like she had been wrapped in a blanket of history! 


My mission is to show a different side of Charlestown to my clients and to help them gain a better and deeper understanding of the village and its original inhabitants. I would like very much to tell you all about its glorious past and I look forward to meeting you all in the near future.



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8 Bojea Terrace, Trethowel, St Austell Cornwall PL255RS England.
for bookings use the contact details shown here.


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