Helston

Cornwall Information & Accommodation Guide


Helston - Boating Lake

Helston - Boating Lake


Helston was an important centre in Cornwall's mining days when it was one of the Stannary towns, the ancient town of Helston retains much of its charm.

The town is noted for its annual Spring festival held on May 8th, Furry Day, when townspeople dance through the streets and the houses to celebrate the triumph of Spring over Winter. Click on Events on the menu for this page.

Although it is likely that the festival is pre-Christian in origin, it now celebrates Helston's patron Saint Michael, who is honoured for saving the town from a fiery dragon.

Many famous local families are associated with the town and remembered with elaborate monuments in St Michael's Church including those of Glynn and Borlase.

At the lower end of Coinagehall Street is a striking granite gateway erected in 1834 of Georgian gothic style which commemorates the life of Humphrey Grylls.

Famous People born in Helston

Helston was the birth-place of Bob Fitzsimmons, Britain's first heavyweight boxing champion.

Its main thoroughfare Coinagehall Street is famous for the water channels which run along its length. Take care when parking!

Helston has an excellent Skate Park on a dedicated site near the Coronation Lake at the bottom of the town.

General Information

Helston has a commercial centre with branches of all the main banks and a Post Office. Its shopping centre is comprised of specialist local shops and famous high street names.


Do you have information of a historic or community interest about Helston which you would like featured on this page please email us with your information.

 

Location:
Located in West Cornwall. Helston is easily accessible from the Penzance and Truro-Falmouth areas via the A394 and from the Redruth area with the B3303.

IntoCornwall Area Map Lizard Peninsula Map

Road directions to Helston

 

 

Books online:
Click here to buy books online about Helston

 


Find all the Dog Friendly beaches in Cornwall

 

 

 

Places of interest in or around Helston

Towns, villages and other locations
 

 

Cornish phrases and place names


  Topical phrases of the month October: 'Festival Phrases'

  Place Name of the Month October: Karrekreun – Cargreen



 

Helston - Coinagehall Street
Helston - Coinagehall Street



Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Accommodation Late Availability Offers and Cornwall Last Minute

Click here for
Helston
Accommodation


Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Business Special Offers, Discounts and Promotions

Click here for
Businesses

in or around Helston

 


 

Things to do
in this area

 

OCTOBER
EVENTS in CORNWALL
- click here -

 

Poldark filming locations in Cornwall
Tour Poldark Country with our Poldark Trail

Firework Displays in Cornwall 2017
Fireworks
in Cornwall

 

 

 

Find Cornwall Locations

 

Events & what's on diary for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Events in Cornwall

 

Find accommodation in Cornwall

Cornwall holiday accommodation directory search for hotels, holiday cottages, B&Bs, camp sites, self catering.


   Extra Options

 

Online advertising in Cornwall. Low cost high quality internet advertising for your accommodation or business

 

The above code is the QR Code for this page

 

© AWMP Creative Media, all rights reserved, modifications by Choughmountain Design