Find New Adventures with Charlestown walking tours
As seen on BBC's "Villages by the sea."
Winner of a TripAdvisor travellers choice award 2023.
If you are interested in enhancing your next visit to Charlestown with an exciting and engaging tour, look no further. Check out my current tours and feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have about what I have to offer. Tours are twice daily during the summer season, 10.30am and 2pm and start at the church lych gate on Church Road and finish at the outer harbour and are 1 hour 30 mins long. Or, why not give a tour as a gift? please contact me by email if you wish to do so. Bespoke tours are available, if you cant find a time to suit you or if you want to do an evening, please contact me. I can also do weekend mornings.
Free cancellations. Dog friendly tours. Easy walking. Discounts available for groups of over 20 people.
To book a tour, go to the bottom section on this site.
All about Charlestown walking tours
From Polmear to the Present day - duration 1hr 30 mins.
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 harbour master and his father was a famous master mariner, both from Charlestown. I have written two books about it's colourful 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 Pauls church and much, much more.
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 all about its glorious past and i look forward to meeting you all in the near future.