Helston, located in Cornwall, is situated on the Lizard Peninsula. The town can be accessed by train as well as by car. The town is more than 800 years old and is actually the second oldest town in Cornwall. There are numerous churches of interest in the local area, including several that have beautiful stained glass windows. St. Michaels also has a fairly tall bell tower. Visitors will find there are plenty of eating and shopping establishments in Helston as well as in the immediate area. There are also multiple accommodation options in Helston and in the surrounding area.
The small English town of Helston is located within Cornwall district. The town of Helston is also a civil parish. The town of Helston is located at the northern end of Lizard Peninsula. The town of Helston is the most southern town within the United Kingdom. The town is located about three kilometres to the south of the area of Penzance.
During 2001 the town of Helston celebrated its eight hundredth anniversary of the town being granted charter status and this makes it the second eldest town within Cornwall. The town is a former area for tin mining and it is also a cattle market town. The town is known for its annual Fury Dance, which is actually known as the Flora Dance, and this dates back to the medieval period.
The town of Helston is located on the banks of the river that is known as Cober. The town was once an inland port but the port declined when a sand bar blocked the access to the sea and this created the largest natural freshwater lake within the district.
Over the recent years the tin mines disappeared, as there was no need for coining within the town. The town of Helston has become very tourism orientated and there are now a vast number of bed and breakfasts, restaurants and cafes.
Every year a vast number of tourists visit the town of Helston and the local area. The picturesque scenery and the relaxing atmospheres encourage the visitors to flock to the area.