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8 Helston Hotels and Guest Houses

Housel Bay Hotel

3 stars

10.4 miles from Helston

The Lizard, Helston, TR12 7PG · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 290417

Score 8.3 from 91 reviews

Single from: £120.00

Double from: £120.00

per room per night

Skyber Cottage

 

8.3 miles from Helston

Teal Lodge, Treal, Ruan Minor, Helston, TR12 7LS · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 290944

Score 10 from 1 review

Single from: £70.00

Double from: £140.00

per room per night

Harbour Inn

4 stars

2.5 miles from Helston

Commercial Rd, Porthleven, Helston, TR13 9JB · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 573876

Score 8.7 from 279 reviews

Single from: £100.00

Double from: £100.00

per room per night

Polurrian Bay Hotel

 

5.9 miles from Helston

Mullion, Porthleven, Helston, TR12 7EN · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 240421

Score 8.7 from 131 reviews

Single from: £105.00

Double from: £105.00

per room per night

Mullion Cove Hotel

3 stars

6.3 miles from Helston

Mullion, Lizard Peninsula, Cove, Helston, TR12 7EP · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 240328

Score 9 from 76 reviews

Single from: £165.00

Double from: £165.00

per room per night

Strathallan Guest House

 

0.6 miles from Helston

Monument Rd, Helston, TR13 8HF · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 573683

Score 8.9 from 16 reviews

Single from: £66.00

Double from: £66.00

per room per night

No.52 Bed & Breakfast

 

0.5 miles from Helston

52 Coinagehall St, Helston, TR13 8EL · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 569334

Score 8.4 from 87 reviews

Single from: £60.00

Double from: £60.00

per room per night

The Angel Hotel

 

0.5 miles from Helston

Coinage Hall St, Helston, TR13 8EB · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1326 569393

Score 6.6 from 145 reviews

Single from: £80.00

Double from: £80.00

per room per night

In Cornwall, England is the civil parish and town of Helston. It is located at the United Kingdom's Lizard Peninsula's northern end. It is the southern most town in the United Kingdom. The town turned 800 years old in 2001, with the celebration of the granting of its Charter. This makes it the second oldest town in Cornwall, just behind Marazion. The town was once known for its cattle market and tin-mining industry but now is known for its yearly Furry Dance or, how it is known locally, the Flora Dance. The dance dates back to medieval times.

Helston is located on the Rover Cober's banks. It was a busy port at one time but when access to the see was blocked with a sand bar, the port declined. The sand bar, named Loe Bar, formed Loe Pool which is the largest freshwater lake that has been created naturally. While this change was damaging to Helston, it was not lethal. The town remained to prosper with the tin mining, coining and cattle industries. Even after the port was closed, several businesses kept the Customs and Excise maintaining a Customs House. It is now the Angel Hotel.

There are many churches in Helston, including St. Michael's Church, a church with humble stained glass windows and a bell tower that is tall enough to be heard through the entire town. The graveyard that surrounds the church has a monument to Henry Trengrouse. Trengrouse invented a device that aids in the saving of people who have been ship wrecked called a rocket fire safety line. The first triple world boxing champion, Bob "Ruby Robert" Fitzsimmons was born in Helston.

In 1949 the Helston folk museum was founded and is located in a building that was originally made in 1837 as the town's Market House. There were two different building constructed, one for butter and eggs, the other for the meat market. At the end of Coinagehall Street there is the Grylls Monument which was built in 1834 by public subscription as a thank you to a local banker, Humphry Millet Grylls, who had halted to closure of the local mine Wheal Vor. The mine employed over a thousand people at that time.

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