Helston is an historical town and famous for its Flora Day which takes place every year in May to mark the onset of Spring, with dances and a street pageant. The town has a large range of restaurants with various international menus to suit all tastes, and there’s also a good mix of pubs.
You’ll find all the shops you’ll need here, with both national retailers and independent shops, and there are a number of historical buildings to see. For business conferencing, the venues include The Old Cattle Market, and for air travel, Newquay Airport is the closest.
Helston Car Hire
Wherever you are in Helston, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Helston car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Why not visit these places during your time in Helston:
You can enjoy a family day out at this Theme Park with many rides and attractions ranging from white knuckle rides to those more gentle, and includes the Hornet Rollercoaster, Log Flume and the Thunderbolt which twists and turns you upside down, and other rides include the Carousel, Tea Cups, Cornwall Eye and the Pirate Ship.
At this Museum you can see a range of exhibits relating to the industrial and cultural history of the town in the 1800’s and 1900’s and includes farming, domestic life, sport and transport. There are also archaeological artefacts such as prehistoric flint tools and pottery from the Bronze Age, and you can also see historic costumes.
Bonython Estate Gardens
These Gardens are a beautiful and peaceful place to visit where you can see a variety of features including several tranquil lakes and streams, colourful herbaceous borders and climbers in the Walled Garden and an apple orchard. Visitors can also enjoy the riot of colour in the Hot Garden with plants and flowers influenced by South Africa, along with the attractive Valley Garden.
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove
Not far from Helston, you can come and visit the most southerly point on Britain’s mainland, with beautiful coastal scenery to admire, rare plants and a wealth of wildlife including birds such as the Cornish chough, and there’s the Wildlife Watch Point from where you can enjoy many wildlife sightings during the summer. Close by is Kynance Cove, a tranquil and stunning sandy beach with vivid blue water, where you can relax amid the wonderful coastal scenery, and there are also other beautiful beaches in the area to enjoy.
Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre
Lizard Lighthouse is situated at Lizard Point, the most southerly lighthouse on land in the county. It was constructed in the mid 18th century to assist ships going through the English Channel. Visitors can climb to the top of the Lighthouse and enjoy stunning views across the coast, and in the engine room you can see displays relating to the Lighthouse’s history and workings, and there are a number of interesting interactive activities.
Situated on the Lizard Peninsula, this 18th century former tin mine is a fascinating place to visit for a guided tour where you can go underground and learn about its history. Visitors can see this Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and the different levels of the mine, with passageways, caverns and shafts, and the mine has also been featured in the television series “Poldark”.
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