Sitting on the northern side of the Lizard Peninsula is the town of Helston, Cornwall. A place steeped in culture and legend, Cornwall is a fantastic destination for a family get-away, or a romantic trip for couples. Visit before summer takes hold and see the Furry Dance, unique to Helston, where men, women and children come together to celebrate one of Britain’s oldest traditions, with music provided by the established Helston Town Band. When it comes to fine food with cosy atmospheres, Helston has plenty, such as The May Tree Restaurant. Alternatively, visit Kynance Cove Café for cream teas before gorgeous, sprawling landscapes – after taking a dip in the sea, of course! For the kids, there’s the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, sure to win the hearts of all, or, for amusement park-style excitement, The Flambards Experience.

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Back in 1201, Helston was a port, and over centuries, has evolved a fascinating mix of monuments and architecture. An example would be the Blue Anchor pub, where monks would rest after their long travels – before it became a tavern, of course. Now, the Blue Anchor is perhaps the country’s oldest private brewery, and the ideal place to taste the local tipple. To find out more about Helston’s enthralling past, there’s always the Helston Folk Museum, itself dating back to 1837.

Of course, Helston is close to other fantastic towns such as the beautiful Porthleven, making it an ideal place for a rented holiday cottage. Porthleven is home to the Coronation Park and Boating Lake, perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the water. Pack a picnic and wander through Penrose Estate’s surrounding natural life, or rent a surfboard and hit the coast. When you’re done for the day, return to your charming Helston cottage, and soon enough, you’ll know why author Daniel Defoe sang the praises of this marvellous town even back in 1725.