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Travel Guide to holidays in... Helston, Cornwall, England



Helston is a market town in southern Cornwall, England. It is distinguished by being the most southerly town in England as well as the second oldest in Cornwall (after Marazion). It is located within a few miles of Sithney, Porthleven, Wendron, Breage, and Crowan and is one of over 250 towns or villages in Cornwall in which Go2 has cottages or holidays lets available. The nearest city is the Cornish capital of Truro with the much larger port of Plymouth being further afield.

Located at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula Helston used to be known for tin mining, but now tourism forms a large part of its income, given its location in the South West of Cornwall between Penzance and Falmouth, which makes it ideal for exploring this part of the country. The town has become known for its annual Furry Dance (also known as the Flora Dance), which is thought to have originated in medieval times. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

North Cornwall

Wilder and more rugged than the south of the county, North Cornwall is a land of tall headlands, sandy beaches and empty moorland – yours to explore from one of our holiday cottages in North Cornwall. The busy resort of Newquay is a major attraction, with its glorious beaches and fantastic conditions for surfers. Nearby Perranporth also boasts some fantastic beaches, perfect for sun-lovers. You’ll find many more lovely beaches, like those at Bude for example, waiting for you on one of our North Cornwall cottage holidays. This part of Cornwall has become a bit of a mecca for food lovers too. Rick Stein has put Padstow on the map and more chefs, including Jamie Oliver, are joining him, attracted by the quality of the ingredients available locally. Then there is St. Ives, long a haunt of artists drawn here by the wonderful light and inspiring scenery. A cottage holiday in North Cornwall puts you in touch with history from ancient celtic times to the days of the smugglers. Tintagel Castle, rumoured to be the birthplace of King Arthur, sits high on a cliff and still has a strange air of mystery about it.

South Cornwall

Wonderful scenery, a mild climate, sparkling blue seas and charming seaside villages make South Cornwall a firm favourite for cottage holidays whatever the season. And we have a fabulous choice of holiday cottages in South Cornwall from which to make the most of this lovely part of the country. The Cornish Riviera takes in some of South Cornwall’s most popular resorts and many of our holiday cottages in South Cornwall are located nearby. Picturesque Fowey is a haven for sailors, while the Roseland Peninsula is a noted beauty spot. Mevagissey, St. Mawes and St. Just are all well worth a visit. Not to be missed is the Eden Project, a fascinating recreation of different biospheres, featuring a wide variety of exotic plantlife. You should also make time for a trip to atmospheric St. Michael’s Mount and on to Land’s End, the most westerly point in England. The county town of Truro has a lovely cathedral and some excellent shopping opportunities, while Penzance is a bustling resort, famed for its warm weather and sub-tropical plants. And do make sure you sample the pasties, saffron cake and clotted cream – all local delicacies, – during your cottage holiday.

Read more about Helston at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Helston with Go2.

Map of Helston



Use the map below to view Helston and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.




Accommodation in Helston

Whether it's a self catering holiday cottage or a hotel you're after use Go2's great search and comparison facilities to find the best accommodation in Helston. Just follow the links below.

Some holiday lets or cottages in HelstonCornwall...



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Find Bed & Breakfast (B&Bs) and Guesthouses in Helston with BedAndBreakfasts.co.uk

Pitchup.com

Find campsites in Helston with PitchUp.com




What to Visit and Where to Eat in Helston



Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Helston

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Helston pay the following sites a visit...

Find restaurants in Helston at Yell.com

Find restaurants in Helston at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Helston visit Sugar Vine


If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Helston...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Helston area then...

Cycle-Route.com - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.




The Weather in Helston



Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Helston over the next few days...






How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Helston

Transport tavel guide to Helston

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Helston and you're convinced. Helston is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
Transport Direct will point you in the right direction!

Or simply
plan your journey with Traveline :-)


Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.









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