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Helston was formally a port until the Looe Bar formed across the River Cober forming Looe Pool. The town grew with the Cornish tin mining industry, becoming a Stannary town.

It's well worth walking around to see the Regency houses in the town along Cross Street, the old well, and the Victorian Guildhall. Coinagehall Street has a 1834 monument to Humphrey Millett Grylls, a local man who saved the Wheal Vor from closure, preserving the jobs of over 1000 men. The mine is now, however, closed. You can get a leaflet with a 'Town Trail' at the museum or Town Hall that will take you to the historic buildings.

Its time for the Floral Dance !, through the streets of Helston with the Furry Dance, this event has lots of colour and music, but only on May 8th. Unless that's a Sunday or Monday, when the dance is done on the Saturday before. A great local event to witness.

They say sometime ago a dragon dropped a rock on the town, but the town survived, or so the tale goes.

Don't forget to visit Flambards, one of the best attractions in the area !

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Tourist Attractions in and near Helston to Visit



Trevarno Estate & Gardens Cornish estate with gardens.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Mullion Gallery 5.4 miles A local gallery.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Godolphin House An interesting house with gardens and an estate to enjoy.



Helston Folk Museum A local museum to visit.

Poldark Mine Visit the tin mine.

The Marconi Centre 5.0 miles The first radio message.

Goonhilly Earth Station 5.5 miles Visitor centre currently closed


Out & About

Loe Pool Take a walk around the lake and bar.

Gunwalloe Towans 3.3 miles Sand dunes and a coastal walk.

Praa Sands 5.3 miles A popular sandy beach.

Theme Parks

Adventure & Theme Parks

Flambards One of the most popular attractions in Cornwall.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

National Seal Sanctuary Popular with all ages.

Days Out around Helston.

Visit all the things to see around Helston and you will just have enough time for a day trip to Penzance.

Towns Near Helston To Visit - straight line distance:

Porthleven (2.27 miles) Mullion (5.28 miles) Camborne (7.82 miles) Penryn (8.77 miles)
How to get to Helston
Helston, take the A384 from Penzance or Falmouth, A39 then the A394 from A30, or the A393 and A394 from A30, whichever you get to first !.

Helston Tourist Information Centre

  • 79 Meneage Street
    TR13 8RB
    Tel: 01326 565431
Premier Inn Helston
Clodgey Lane Helston TR13 8FZ

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
The Angel Hotel
Coinage Hall Street Helston TR13 8EB

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The Copper Kettle
33 Fore Street Porthleven TR13 9HQ
2.2 miles

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Holiday Cottages
Meadow View
Trevenen Farm Cottages, Trevenen Wendron near Helston TR13 0NF
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The Mowey Barn
The Mowey Barns Boderlogan Farm Trenear near Helston TR13 0ES
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Poldark Cottage
near Helston TR13 0HA
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Helston Weather
Saturday 25th April
Day :Moderate or heavy rain with thunder15°C Moderate or heavy rain with thunder
Night :Light rain shower9°C Light rain shower
Sunday 26th April
Day :Partly cloudy skies13°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Clear skies7°C Clear skies
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