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The largest town in Cornwall, St Austell is situated on the south coast of the county and is a very popular Cornish visitor destination. The town's size and wealth is a product of its industry in mining, not in tin and copper like other Cornish towns but in clay, and the town still mines and produces clay to this day and in greater quantities than ever. Other notable town industries include brewing and St. Austell Brewery is over 150 years in existence. Enjoying a pint of the local brew is a must for any visitor and there are plenty of opportunities to do so within the many pubs, inns and St Austell hotels.

The notable history of the town can be explored in the many sights, museums and attractions. One such popular attraction is the China Clay Country Park, situated to the north of the town and formed from a former clay pit. Within the facility, the heritage and history of family life associated with the pits is told in detail. There are some great historic buildings in the town, most notably the Holy Trinity Church, a mediaeval masterpiece with detailed carvings on the impressive tower of all 12 apostles. St Austell hotels are convenient for all the town's historic attractions and all the contemporary ones too, in the shops, pubs, restaurants and nightlife options.

The original brewery in the town still stands on East Hill, as the Seven Stars Inn. Just one of numerous traditional inns in the town, many of these are popular St Austell hotels, full of aged appeal and character and with lively local bars and great environments in which to enjoy some wholesome home-cooked pub food. These traditional establishments are great for short breaks in the centre of town and many occupy some more rural outer lying areas too where they have been welcoming visitors into the town for centuries. Some of these have gardens, courtyards and other outdoor spaces to enjoy meals and drinks and they often have function spaces for hosting weddings and business meetings.

Business-oriented features are common in many St Austell hotels, especially the more modern ones close to the town's commercial areas. They are often used as venues for meetings and conferences and will have facilities and services suited for the purpose. They may also have a range of facilities for the lone corporate traveller who needs access to computers and office equipment for printing copying or faxing. Guest rooms and suites will be well equipped too, with IDD telephones, wireless or wired internet connections and satellite televisions.

One of the great attractions of the town is not historic at all. Situated within a former clay pit some three miles from the town is the Eden Project, characterised by large geodesic biome domes, effectively forming the world's largest greenhouse. Inside are plants from all over the world emulating both tropical and temperate Mediterranean environments. With the focus on environmental protection and education, the Eden Project is a lot of fun too, with activities and sights for all the family. Another popular green attraction is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a fantastic botanical garden and one of the most popular in the country.

There are certainly varied attractions on offer in the town and surrounds there is a similar variety in St Austell hotels. Grand old luxury hotels can be found beside traditional inns and coaching houses, interspersed with the kind of modern establishments as befits the vibrant contemporary life of the town. Small family owned and run hotels are common too and they offer a special kind of warm welcome and home-spun hospitality for any time spent in the beautiful and popular part of Cornwall.