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Helston Town in Cornwall

Photograph of Helston

Location

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.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Helston Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Helston

Sat, 8 Apr (ca. 7 km)

Porkellis Easter Craft Fayre

Sat, 23 Dec (ca. 18 km)

Tom Bawcocks Eve

Sun, 23 Dec (ca. 18 km)

Tom Bawcocks Eve

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Dining out near Helston

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Kota, Porthleven

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Kota Kai, Porthleven

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Blue Haze, Porthleven

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Halzephron Inn, The Lizard

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New Yard Restaurant, The Lizard

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Porthleven, Gunwalloe, Helston and Constantine.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowHelston

arrowCamborne

arrowRedruth

arrowPorthleven

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowHelston

	arrowPorthleven

	arrowMullion

	arrowHayle

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Helston, Camborne, Penzance and Mullion.

Nearby Attractions

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