Diverse landscapes and great houses
- Cost: Entry fees required for some attractions
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Travelling to Tregonning & Gwinear
Godolphin House and Rinsey are all within five miles of Helston.
Buses (First 2/2a/2b) travel to Porthleven and Praa Sands (Wheal Trewavas and Prosper are between the two), and there are regular buses into Helston town centre. See www.cornwallpublictransport.info for the latest information.
Rinsey headland is grassy and popular, but the nearby cove and Praa Sands do not allow dogs from Easter Day to 1st October
Rinsey has a National Trust car park (good for access to Wheal Prosper), and there is free parking at Godolphin for visitors
Toilet facilities can be found at Praa Sands, Porthleven (near Rinsey) for visitors
Eating & drinking
Porthleven has a great deli for sandwiches and pizzas, as well as a number of welcoming pubs and restaurants. For its size, Praze-An-Beeble has a surprising number of amenities, including a pub serving food
The entire stretch of coast around Rinsey is perfect for picnicking, as is the expansive grassland in and around the Tregonning and Godolphin estates. For local picnic providers, try http://gourmetpicnics.co.uk/