Helston attractions

Helston attractions

HelstonFrom Helston you can explore both the north and south coasts of Cornwall in this narrow neck of land stretching down to Land's End. Cornwall is warmed by the Gulf Stream and the coastline is battered by the Atlantic ocean. Fishing ports, little harbours, seaside resorts at Newquay, Falmouth and St Ives and the craggy coastline give Cornwall a character of its own, while inland the countryside is dotted with remnants of its past mining industries.

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Attractions Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9RE. Tel: 01736 763194. Godolphin is a 15th century house, built by the The Godolphin family, who made their fortune from the local tin-mining industry. - with its linen-fold panelling and early 16th century carved beams. A painting on the Dining Room wall is dated 1731. www.godolphinhouse.com. (Photo copyright National Trust / Aerial-Cam). nationaltrust.org.uk. About 4 miles west of Helston.

Godolphin House

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Attractions Shire Horse Farm and Carriage Museum, Lower Gryllis Farm, Treskillard, Redruth, TR16 6LA. Tel: 01209 713606. 40 horse-drawn vehicles. 3 breeds of heavy English horses, Shire, Suffolk Punch and Clydesdale. About 7 miles north of Helston.

Shire Horse Farm and Carriage Museum

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Attractions The Flambards Experience, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA. Tel: 01326 573404. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Cornwall. The best thrill rides in Cornwall. The Flambards Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz indoor tourist attractions. www.flambards.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Helston.

Flambards Experience

Attractions The National Seal Sanctuary, set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in Cornwall. Seal Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release. www.sealsanctuary.co.uk. About 3 miles east of Helston.

National Seal Sanctuary

Attractions Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station Experience, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6LQ. A large telecommunications site. Explore the story of international communications in our interactive Visitor’s Centre. Interactive displays, film shows, historical artefacts, Goonhilly has something for everyone. We also have a Licensed Café, children’s play areas, shops and more. www.goonhilly.bt.com. About 7 miles south of Helston.

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station

Attractions Poldark Mine, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0ES. Tel: 01326 573 173. Poldark Mine is a free entry site with something for all the family. Poldark is once again the scene of activity with craft workshops run by antique restorers, candle makers, chandelier repairers, pottery makers and wood turners. Poldark is by far Cornwall's most popular mining heritage site. www.poldark-mine.co.uk. About 3 miles north of Helston.

Poldark Mine

Attractions Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool, nr Helston, Cornwall TR13 0RD. Tel: 01326 561407. Loe Pool is Cornwall's largest freshwater lake, separated from the sea by a great shingle bar. Wildlife is in abundance here, including many birds and mammals including notable species such as the otter. (National Trust copyright). nationaltrust.org.uk. About 2 miles SW of Helston.

Penrose Estate

Attractions The Lizard and Kynance Cove, Cornwall. Tel: 01326 561407. Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast. The Lizard, the most southerly point of mainland Britain. Lizard Wireless Station, site of ground-breaking radio experiments. Dramatic cliff-top walks, rare wildflowers and unique geology. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo copyright National Trust). nationaltrust.org.uk.

The Lizard and Kynance Cove

Attractions Glendurgan Garden, Mawnan Smith, nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ. Tel: 01326 250906. Superb subtropical garden with year-round interest. Valley garden with views over the Helford River and coastline. Fantastic laurel maze and 'Giant's Stride' maypole. Tranquil sandy beach and rock pools at Durgan. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo copyright Stephen Robson). nationaltrust.org.uk. About 7 miles east west of Helston.

Glendurgan Garden

Attractions Cornish Mines and Engines, Pool, nr Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3NP. Tel: 01209 315027. Impressive beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre. Dramatic reminder of Cornwall's mining heritage. Giant 90ft beam engines. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo copyright © NTPL / John Bethell). nationaltrust.org.uk. About 10 miles north of Helston.

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Attractions BF Adventure, (Formerly known as The Bishop’s Forum), Goodygrane Activity Centre, Halvasso, Longdowns, Penryn, TR10 9BX. Tel: 01326 340 912. debbie@bishopsforum.org. We are now booking for our Easter Holiday Activity Days for children from aged 7 upwards. These days are aimed at youngsters who would like to experience the outdoors through our various activity days. Multi Activities - a choice of archery, climbing/abseiling, canoeing, team games and problem solving games - held on: Wednesday 8th April 2009. Monday 13th April 2009. Bush Craft Days - a day of learning how to build fires and other outdoor skills - held on: Friday 10th April 2009. Wednesday 15th April 2009. Cottage Trip - a day at our charcoal burner's cottage on the River Fal - held on: Monday 6th April 2009. Friday 17th April 2009. The day's run from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. At £24.00 per child, the price can't be beaten!

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