Charlestown Harbour, on the south coast of Cornwall near St Austell, was built at the end of the 18th century for the shipping of China Clay from Cornwall's clay mines. Named after local land owner Charles Rashleigh, it has remained relatively unchanged from its early days.
The harbour is now the home of the Square Sail Shipyard, the company provides film and television with period ships, three of which are shown here. They are the Kaskelot, Earl of Pembroke and the Phoenix.
Many films and television programmes have been filmed in and around the hrabour including a recent episode of Doctor Who, Hornblower, Alice in Wonderland and The Three Musketeers.
The cream coloured building in the middle distance is the Pier House Hotel and I can recommend staying there in comfortable rooms and good food.
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