Helston Town in Cornwall
Helston is situated along the banks of the river Cober in Cornwall. It was previously an inland port, granted its charter on 15th April 1201. The port declined however when access to the sea was blocked by a sand bar (the Loe Bar) creating the biggest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, known as the Loe Pool. This was damaging to Helston but not fatally so, and the town continued to prosper through industries such as tin mining and coining, and its cattle market. Even with the closure of the port the various enterprises persuaded Customs and Excise to maintain a Customs House, which today houses The Angel Hotel.
The nearest source of local information is available from Helston Tourist Information Centre.
Events near Helston
Dining out near Helston
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: