Helston Travel Guide

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Helston Things to Do

  • Avoid Coronation Park Boating Lake

    The birds have been having a field day, so the boats are filthy, but they are still being rented out, they should be avoided until cleaned

  • Furry or Floral Dance

    The Furry or Floral Dance - same thing, different name.It is one of those great centuries old traditions that is amazingly still going strong today.All the shops decorate their fronts with flowers and greenery and various dances take place throughout the day all through the streets of the town. The dancers are led by bands just playing the one...

  • The Monument

    This monument was built in 1834 to commemorate Humphry Millet Grylls, a local banker and solicitor who helped to keep open the Wheal Vor tin mine and which subsequently saved 1200 jobs. Behind the Monument is where a castle used to stand and is now a bowling green, there are no remains of the castle to be seen.

  • Coronation Park

    This park, developed in the 30's, is located near the bottom of town, parking is off the Porthleven Rd, and includes a boating lake where many children can be found on sunny days. Rent a boat and paddle about soaking up the sun, try to avoid the ducks and swans which are also found here. There's also a play area for small children and last time I...

  • Folk Museum

    Formerly the Butter Market, this building was built around 1837 and now houses the museum which opened in 1849. It's now extended into the former Meat Market as well. Exhibits inside include the innovations of Henry Trengrouse who invented the rocket line used in sea rescue. There are also exhibits depicting Cornwall's connection with the wireless...

  • Fun at Flambards Theme Park

    Flambards Theme Park is a great place to take your kids to spend the day.There are all sorts of amusements to entertain them from paddleboats, bumperboats, simulator rides and others. Other attractions include Flambard's Victorian Village and Britian in the Blitz. These two exhibits are streetscapes made up in these time frames. You wander through...


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Helston Restaurants

  • Tasty Thai

    This restaurant is located in the Gwealdues Hotel and the Thai food that they serve is absolutely yummy. There were 6 of us for our meal so 5 of us went in for the banquel meal which cost about £16 per person. In this meal they bring out a variety of dishes, enough to feed the number in your party, and you help yourself to what you want. There were...

  • Gweek Inn

    Great little pub in a tiny village in Cornwall. Went there with my family, that's my aunt and my cousin with me. There's both a restaurant and a pub. The pub is a typical small one, popular with the locals so finding a seat sometimes is a problem. Meals are served till 9pm I believe. Order at the bar and it will be brought to you. Excellent food,...

  • Fresh Fish And Chips

    Award winning fish and chip shop, mighty tasty fish and chips they are. Just a regular local place you can choose to eat in or have takeaway. Well, it was fish and chips, can't remember which fish, but I do know it was delicious and had a lovely batter on it.


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  • Real local pub

    The Blue Anchor is a pub that dates back to the 15th century. It still brews its own range of beers but they are not for the faint hearted. Spingo is the brew and the Special can get you into problems if you try too many!It has lots of little rooms within the pub, a skittle alley, and I am also led to believe that the manager will give you a tour...

  • Drinking With Sailors

    The Blue Anchor is a must if stopping in Helston. Formerly a monks rest house this thatched roof pub has snug flagstoned rooms and brews its own beer on the premises. It is probably the oldest brewing house in the country dating from the 15th century.Basic pub fare is offered if you're hungry and if the weather's nice you can eat it on the tiny...

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Helston Transportation

  • Tooling Around Helston

    I normally rent a car for exploring the south of Cornwall. As I usually stay in St Keverne which is about a 10-15 min drive from Helston it just is easier. You'll really want to drive yourself so you can explore the little backroads and stop and go at will. It was in Cornwall that I drove for the first time in England and it was quite an...

  • Helston Routes

    To get to Helston you'll need either a car or you'll take the bus. I take the train as far as Redruth and either my aunt picks me up or I pick up a rental car at a local garage. Don't expect to find a Budget or Hertz here. You could also take the train to Truro and rent a car or take the train as far as Penzance and do the same or, as earlier...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Helston What to Pack

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    by hayward68 Updated Mar 28, 2003

    Luggage and bags: A small daypack is good to bring for all the long walks you'll want to take, great for carrying food and water.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sturdy walking or hiking shoes, wet weather gear because you just never know. A waterproof jacket and umbrella.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can pretty much buy it all here.

    Photo Equipment: A wide angle lens for your camera to take in some gorgeous scenery.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are plenty of camping places so camping equipment is a good idea. If you scuba dive, bring it along, there are many places offering scuba. Bring your towel or beach chair for relaxing on the beach.

    Miscellaneous: Bring your horse and introduce it to Geoff_Wright's ;-)

    Cornish Horse of Course
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Helston Off The Beaten Path

  • Roskilly's

    Visit Roskilly's farm in Cornwall, it's just a few minutes drive from St Keverne. It's a working farm which also has a restaurant (Croust House built in a disused milking parlour and calves shed), gift shop, artisan's shop (the Bullpen) and grounds to wander around in which include meadows, ponds (stay out of the pond!), an orchard and wetlands. ...

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary. This...

    Cornish Seal Sanctuary. This was established in 1957 when a baby seal washed ashore at St. Agnes It moved to Gweek in 1975 after realizing that they needed more room. It's dedicated to the rescue and care of seals and other marine animals.There's a free Safari bus ride or you can take a short stroll to the hospital where you can see the work done...

  • Glendurgan Gardens

    This garden, first planted in the 1820's, is noted as one of the great sub-tropical gardens of the Southwest. Try to make your way through the laurel maze which I'm sure is higher than it was when I toured the site. It was only thigh high then as it was being restored from it's 19th century origins. This has been a National Trust property since...


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