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Padstow

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Padstow is a small town and cargo port on the North coast of Cornwall, England. The town sits near the estuary of the River Camel and has a number of beautiful scenes and buildings. Amongst these is the Church of St Petroc, which is one of a group of three said to have been founded by the saint.

The church is quite large and features architecture mostly from the 13th and 14th Centuries. Around the town are a number of excellent walks in which to enjoy the fabulous scenery of the area.

 

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The South West Coast Path enables walkers to explore the coastline, with Stepper Point and Trevose Head within a day's walk. The Saint’s Way, another long-distance footpath, starts in Padstow and ends at Fowey on the South coast. The town of Padstow is best known for its "'Obby 'Oss" festival, which starts at midnight on May Eve with the morning playing host to the town being dressed with greenery and flowers placed around the maypole.

The Camel Trail
This is one of Britain’s most popular recreational trails. It traverses along a disused train line from Bodmin to Padstow. It runs for 18 miles of well maintained paths, over 350,000 people walk here annually.

Fishing and seafood
Padstow has a reputation for having a very hard working fishing industry and consequently the freshest, tastiest seafood around. Crowds of people often gather at the Quayside to watch the days haul come in. From here you can hire equipment or boats or take a fishing tour.

National Lobster Hatchery
Through windows you can view baby lobsters, giant lobsters and crabs. Don’t miss saying hello to Herman, the local giant lobster. Located at South Quay. (01841 533 877)

Prideaux Place
This classy mansion sits on a hill overlooking Padstow, it has been in the Prideaux for 14 generations. Restoration has been done on the gardened area which makes the landscaped gardens lovely to stroll though. There are also tearooms here on the terrace. (01841 532 411)

 


 

 

 

 


 


 

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