The meeting point of old and new Cornwall, St Austell is larger than other towns of Cornwall. The St Austell Bay provides a spectacular and flamboyant range of scenery that makes St Austell a natural touring centre.
Being the southernmost part of England, the winters are mild. Summers are relatively sunny and warm with over 1541 hours of sunshine per year. The mild, moist westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean cause relatively high rainfall.
St Austell is also notable for its industrial archaeology and Stone Age. The main industry of the city is the China Clay industry employing over 3,000 people. However, now the industry is encompassing more creative industries like graphic design, photography, architecture and arts.
The nearby Eden Project reminds us of how plants and people need each other for mutual survival, and is a fascinating and unforgettable experience.
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