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Things to do in Helston

Cornish market town situated at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula

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Known for...   Most southerly town in the UK



 

  Attractions

Polpeor Cafe

The Most Southerly Cafe in England is Polpeor Cafe, perched on the clifftop at the point of The Lizard in Cornwall.
The Most Southerly Point
Lizard
Cornwall
TR12 7NU

01326290939

Recommended by George Thomas, Chippenham
“The food is fantastic, the views are stunning and you can take your own drinks.”

 

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe And Loe Pool FREE

National Trust - Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake.
Penrose
Helston
TR13 0RD

 

Godolphin

National Trust - A historic house and medieval garden all set within an ancient and atmospheric estate.
Godolphin Cross
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 9RE

 

Poldark Mine

Historic tin mine and an adventure experience for all ages.
Wendron
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 0ER

 

The Flambards Experience

Flambards is the West Country’s leading family attraction with rides for everyone, family fun and entertainment.
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 0QA

 

Halliggye Fogou

English Heritage - Roofed and walled in stone, this complex of passages is the largest and best-preserved.
near Mawgan
Cornwall
TR12 6AF

 

Helston Railway

Open for Brake Van rides every Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holiday weekends until November.
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 0RY

 

National SEAL Sanctuary

The UK National rescue centre for seals. Discover our seal hospital, meet our resident seals and hear their stories.
Gweek
Cornwall
TR12 6UG

 
 

  Museums

Helston Folk Museum FREE

Local museum.
Helston Folk Museum
Market Place
Helston
TR13 8TH

01326564027

 
 

  Parks

Windmill Farm Nature Reserve FREE

Windmill Farm Nature Reserve on The Lizard comprises grassland and heathland. The remainder of the reserve is made up of scrub.
Lizard Village
Cornwall
TR12 7LH

 
 

  Beaches

Polpeor FREE

A very small coarse sand beach situated just to the right of the Most Southerly Point in England, Lizard Point.



 
 

  Golf

Praa Sands Golf Club

The Praa Sands Golf and Country Club is a lovely course, with glorious views over the wide expanse of Mounts Bay, it has recently been fully refurbished and extended with the planned addition of an exclusive new health and leisure complex offering a range of superb facilities.
Germoe Crossroads
Praa Sands
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 9TQ

 
 

  Leisure centres

Helston Sports Centre

Helston Sports Centre is a popular leisure centre located in the north of the town. We have a whole host of facilities to enjoy.
Church Hill
Helston
TR13 8YQ

 

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