Hotels in Helston

Gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, Helston is a town where impressive heritage meets a modern community. Head south onto the Lizard and the scenery changes. The sea seems a touch bluer, the light a little brighter and the land a little flatter!


With all the home comforts and luxury touches, a hotel stay in Helston is the perfect choice for your next holiday in Cornwall.

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Hotels in Helston

Helston is often described as the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, the UK's most southerley point. The hotels here exude luxury and the landscape offers the same wow factor. Discover rugged cliffs, hidden coves, and wild heathlands along the South West Coast Path, before returning to your hotel for delicious food and a peaceful nights sleep.

Helston itself is full of fascinating attractions for all ages, including the Museum of Cornish Life and the family-favourite Flambards.

Find out more about hotels in the area using the link below.


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  • Helston is no longer served by a railway, at least not one connected to the mainline. The branch-line into Helston closed in the early 1960s.

    A short stretch of the line has recently reopened to the north of the town as a heritage railway, travelling along one mile of track.

  • The nearest beach to Helston is Loe Bar, about two miles away through the Penrose Estate. It's mentioned in the main section. This is not a beach you can swim from and there's no nearby parking.

    The nearest beach that you can park close to is at Porthleven (4 miles), but like Loe Bar this is not recommended for swimming due to strong currents.

  • Helston is perhaps most famous for the 'Furry' or Floral Dance held on the 8th May, unless this falls on a Sunday or Monday when it takes place on the preceding Saturday.

  • Like most Cornish towns, Helston retains a few 'local' shops plus a smattering of shops that you would find on many high streets. The majority of shops are on Meneage Street and down Coinagehall Street.

    There's also a couple of supermarkets on the edge of the town.

  • Yes, there is a good service with most busses passing through or starting from Helston.

  • The geology of the Lizard is unique, which leads to amazing formations which can be viewed along the coastline. This also allows for a wide range of unique flora and fauna, and the area is, as such, designated as part of Cornwall's National Landscape.

  • There is free parking in Lizard town on the grassey square (although a donation is expected). The National Trust have a car park closer to the point where the Lighthouse Museum is. Although it is possible to drive down to the point, there is no parking.

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