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Population: 300
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Helston Floral Day Furry Dance
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Quinquennial Knill Dance,
St Columb Hurling
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Manaccan, on a hill in the northeast corner of the Lizard Peninsula, blends the best aspects of a remote location (in past times so remote that smugglers continued here long after the Revenue had stopped such activities elsewhere in the region) and popularity with visitors to create a village that is quietly comfortable, welcoming, and full of character. As regards that character, nothing epitomises it more than the lovely old church, with its famous fig tree growing from the tower wall; and just outside the village the mysterious fogou (an Iron Age tunnel refuge-cum-store) which was re-discovered only a few years ago, and has so far yielded finds of Roman coins as well as Celtic artefacts. But the village doesn’t just do ancient; it can offer some fabulous art deco architecture to the mix. For visitors there is an excellent pub, complete with requisite thatched roof and for the cooler seasons a big log fire; the post office doubles as a general store and deli; and there is even a bistro. And those arriving in Manaccan now are unlikely to suffer the indignity William Bligh of Bounty fame experienced when surveying the area for the Admiralty – he was taken for a spy and locked in a coal cellar till he could prove his bona fides.

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Budock Vean - The Hotel on the River (1.36 miles)

Budock Vean - The Hotel on the River
This privately owned award winning luxury hotel offers outstanding leisure facilities which include a spectacular indoor swimming pool, sauna, outdoor hot tub, natural health spa, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, private foreshore and AA rosette ... More | visit website
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Budock Vean (1.65 miles)

Budock Vean

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Nestled in 65 acres of organically managed sub-tropical gardens and parkland on the banks of the tranquil Helford River enjoy a holiday in Cornwall at this privately owned, family run, ... More

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Trelawne Hotel (2.90 miles)

Trelawne Hotel

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Trelawne Hotel is a unique 3 AA Star hotel, which has been run by the Gibbons Family for 37 years. The hotel ensures a warm and friendly welcome, in the ... More

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Grovewood B&B (3.09 miles)

Grovewood B&B

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Grovewood is in the village of Constantine which is approximately 4 miles west of Falmouth within close distance to the Helford River and the Lizard Peninsular. Nearby there are numerous ... More

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Penmorvah Manor Hotel (3.85 miles)

Penmorvah Manor Hotel
Welcome to Penmorvah Manor Hotel, a family run estate in Falmouth where you can feel relaxed, pampered and at home, however long or short your stay with us. The space and comfort of the Victorian manor ... More | visit website
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Penmere Manor Hotel (4.82 miles)

Penmere Manor Hotel

Set amidst beautiful gardens and woodlands, this Georgian house has been elegantly maintained and has been building its reputation as a family-run hotel for nearly 40 years.
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Bosanneth (5.02 miles)


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Set within award winning gardens, Bosanneth is a beautiful Edwardian house, offeriing quality. attractive en-suite accommodation, only 2 minutes walk from Gyllyngvase beach and 5 minutes walk from Falmouth town. We ... More

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St Michael's Hotel & Spa (5.07 miles)

St Michael

With stunning sea views across the bay, St Michael’s Hotel & Spa is opposite Falmouth’s sandy, “Blue Flag” beach, set within its own four acres of picturesque sub –tropical gardens. A £3.5 Million rejuvenation programme ... More | visit website

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Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel (5.11 miles)

Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel

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Situated opposite the beautiful Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, Cornwall, the hotel is just 45 minutes away from the Eden Project and enjoys a panoramic coastal view to the Lizard Peninsula. Ideally ... More

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The Observatory Guest House (5.12 miles)

The Observatory Guest House
Welcome to The Observatory, a comfortable and homely Guest House centrally located in Falmouth. The foundation stone of The Observatory was laid on August 12th 1884 by Lord Mount Edgecumbe, who was the ... More | visit website

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