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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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Festivals

1. Helston’s Flora Day

This Cornish extravaganza is truly unique, involving a stately procession of top-hatted people in frocks performing the “Furry Dance” through the streets of Helston. Flowers and sprigs of sycamore are a feature of this spring festival.prac_infoMay 8 (or previous Sat if date falls on Sun or Mon)

2. St Ives September Festival

The arts have long had a strong presence in St Ives and this two-week jamboree brings them together with exhibitions, drama and poetry readings. Music ranges from cello recitals to tribute pop acts and African beats, with most performances held in St Ia Church and the Guildhall. There are also talks and ...

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