The charming little harbour of Charlestown was built during the Napoleonic Wars and is one of the most beautiful ports in the country. Maritime expert, Helen Doe, will help you explore the history of the port and the days of sail. We will look at its transformation from a tiny fishing village into a thriving shipping community of shipbuilders, mariners, sailmakers and other maritime occupations right up to WW2. It has continued popularity as a location for film and TV, featuring in The Eagle has Landed and Frenchman’s Creek and more recently Poldark. A linear downhill walk, about 1 mile, ending in the port.
Meet: Outside St Paul’s Church, Charlestown.