Helston

HELSTON

The Market town for the Lizard Peninsula, and venue for the Floral Dance (around 8 May) when elegantly dressed couples dance through the streets to welcome the coming of Spring, and locals take the opportunity to sample too much of the Spingo brew in the Blue Anchor. It is possibly the only day in the Cornish Year when you will see such sartorial formality, and a perfect coiffeur, a rare sight indeed - the prevailing winds put paid to this. It is worth exploring Church and Coineagehall Streets, location for fine, sophisticated architecture. Birthplace of Henry Trengrouse, inventor of the rocket lifesaving signals. Boating lake. Cycle hire beside the Penrose Trail. Harvest Fair - Sept (Ist week). helstone-online.co.uk

SPECIAL PLACES TO VISIT

Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (Cafe)
Flambards Experience
Helston Museum
Loe Pool & Penrose Estate
Pengersick Castle