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Helston

Helston is a small and ancient town with the large selection of shops and eating places that you would expect of a thriving market and harbour  town.  Indeed, there is such a large and varied selection of quality shops that Helston is worth visiting for this reason alone. Take your pick of eating places from chinese and indian restaurants, numerous cafes and takeaways, many offering a superior level and innovative selection of food (Mother's Bakery and Takeaway amongst others). Drop into the thatched Blue Anchor (a thatched Inn dating from the 15th century) restaurant and bar, with real ale and a large beer garden at the rear. The town's Folk Museum (Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is just off the main street and has a superior and large selection of crafts and trades  exhibits etc , Costume Gallery, village shop artifacts and much more. The Angel Hotel (good food) was the 16th cent home of the Godolphin family. The Grylls Monument was erected in 1834, in memory of Humphrey Grylls.  A short stroll from the town centre is large Coronation Park with its huge Boating Lake (boats for hire), childrens play amenities and a cafeteria. There is a tourist office in the main street. Visitors to Helston often don't realise this is a  harbour town (via the river), the harbour running  right into the heart of the town. During the summer period watch the  boats bring in their catches of crabs and lobsters etc.  Helston is of course famous for its ancient pagan festival of Flora Day and The Furry Dance (every 8th May) when the whole town is taken over by dancers and festivities.

 Blue Anchor Inn  Angel Hotel Helston Town street
Cafe Bistro Grylls Monument Helston Folk Museum
Folk Museum reception One of the Folk Museum rooms  Coronation Park
 Coronation Park Coronation Park Boating Lake

 

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