Helston Cornwall UK

In south-west Cornwall, an ancient town stands tall with stately dignity...a town which celebrates and cherishes its rich Cornish customs and culture...a town which offers you a slice of history... Helston.

The Furry Dance
The Furry Dance, or the as locals call it - the Flora Dance, is a traditional celebration which roots back to the medieval times! Every year, on May 8th, the town bursts into ebullient revelry. If you can make it to Helston for the Furry Dance, you are promised an experience of a life-time...

You'll marvel at the town, adorned with green gorse, laurels, and thousands of blooming blue-bells. The ladies deck up in beautiful summer dresses, and the men-folk don their elegant suits and top-hats. Children regale in their colourful clothes, and whole town hums with a joyful air.

You can enjoy the vivid cultural programmes - the riotous dances, the lovely songs, the ancient plays...and also get your fill of delicious Cornish food and their legendry locally-brewed ale!

Helston Folk Museum
A short stroll through the town will bring you a beautiful nineteenth-century building. The Helston Folk Museum is a captivating display of the ancient life-style and culture of the Cornish natives.

Youll marvel at their depiction of Celtic art and architecture, and at the charming pieces belonging to the tin-miners and fishermen of yore.
Theres even a delightful little shop in the museum, and you can get yourself some special souvenirs.

St Michaels Church
At the heart of Helston is the beatific St. Michaels Church. This old church was built in honour of the towns patron saint - St. Michael.

It is famed for its distinctive structure, and its air of sublime peace. Do observe its splendorous 24-branch chandelier and its impressive Elizabethan brasses...and absorb the churchs soul-healing atmosphere...

Cornish Colour
Walking through the town can prove to be a rare treat for your senses. Numerous little shops, standing in a row, will try to catch your attention with their attractive knick-knacks. One of them, Cornish Book Shop, stores a unique collection of rare Cornish books and literature, do take a peek!

As you drink-in the sights of the merry little shops, the mouth-watering smells of fresh Cornish pasties will gently waft towards you... and youll find it hard to resist the lure of the delightful bakeries. Indulge!

At the bottom of the town, youll find the charming Coronation Park. This park is a large open ground with gorgeous gardens, a safe play area for children, and a lovely lake with swans and ducks!
Children will enjoy boating in the lake and playing around in the beautiful opens.

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