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Lovely Cornish Town
Helston in general
Member Name: andyoz
Helston in general
Advantages: Nice Place To Visit
Helston is a small town located in the South West of England. This town lies on the South coast of the county of Cornwall. This town is thought to be over eight hundred years old and has a rich history and culture. Helston is the most southerly town on the English mainland, the town has a population of around ten thousand people but it does often get very busy in the summer months as this is a very popular area for tourists to come and visit.
Even though Helston gets a lot of visitors each year surprisingly there are no major hotels in the town. You may stumble across a small bed and breakfast but that is about all there is in the town. If you do want to stay in the area your best option is probably a holiday home. There are plenty of these both in the town itself and in the surrounding area, most are set in lovely countryside and provide excellent self catering facilities. There are also quite a few nice little camp sites and caravan sites in the area, these are perfect if you are looking for a cheap break.
Helston is quite a quaint little town and it's a nice place to browse round the shops. There are some practical shops more for local people but there are also some nice shops selling local arts and crafts and also some excellent gifts and souvenirs. Every Monday there is a market in the town and this is a great place to look round and find some bargains. There are also a few nice little cafes which serve excellent home made food, a cream tea is a must if you visit one of these. There are also a good selection of pubs, some of these offer excellent bar meals and they all give you a good friendly welcome. The locals take great pride in their little town and this really comes across in the way the town is so clean and tidy.
Each year there is a festival in the town known as Flora day. This usually takes place on May the 8th although it is moved if the 8th falls on a Sunday or a Monday. The festival features well organised dances that the locals take part in, lots of music and some interesting stalls to look round. This is a major event for the locals and they take great pride in putting on a good show and entertaining the people who come to visit the town.
Helston is set in some stunning countryside. Cornwall has some of the most spectacular coastline anywhere in the UK and there are many great beaches, amazing cliffs and quaint little villages to explore. Wherever you go in Cornwall there is always something to see and do and Helston is a great place to use as a base as you explore this magical county.
Summary: Nice Little Town