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For centuries Padstow was a major port, being the only safe harbour on the Cornish coast. Subsequently an industrial port developed, handling china-clay, copper ore, wheat, barley, oats and cheese, but a sand bar hampered the navigation of ships over 10t, hence its eventual decline. The present-day harbour is the focal point of the town, where fishing boats, yachts and launches are moored alongside quays lined by old houses, boathouses and pubs.

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  • Prideaux Place Interesting

    GB - Padstow PL28 8RP

    Prideaux Place is an E-shaped granite house dating from 1592. It is set in gardens and parkland that were landscaped in the 18C and contain a Classical temple, obelisk and grotto. Many decorative features have survived inside the house, for example i..

  • St Petroc Major

    st. Church GB - Padstow PL28 8DA

    Set atop a hill, the church of St Petroc Major with its embattled tower built between 1420 and 1450 contains an octagonal font. The cross-shaft in the churchyard is Celtic, the wrought-iron gates are 18C.

  • Quayside

    quay North GB - Padstow

    Opposite the Harbour Master's Office at the quayside in Padstow port is a group of 16C granite houses with slate roofs, including the Old Court House with a shell hood over the door. The 15C Abbey House was once a nunnery and is now privately owned. ..

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Hotels Padstow

  • The Metropole

    Station Road GB - Padstow PL28 8DB

    Offering free parking on Padstow’s busy harbour front, the 4-star Metropole boasts superb views of the town and Camel Estuary. There is a popular restaurant as well as bright, individually styled rooms. With a TV, work area and a private bathroom, m..

  • The Old Custom House

    South Quay, GB - Padstow PL28 8BL

    Offering light, elegant bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, The Old Custom House overlooks Padstow’s medieval harbour. Fresh, local fish and seafood are served in the stylish restaurant. With satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, each room is light and warmly..

  • Trevose Golf and Country Club

    Trevose Golf and Country Club, Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall GB - Padstow PL28 8JB

    With scenic views over the championship course and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Trevose Golf and Country Club is located in Padstow. Free WiFi access is available in this resort and 7 beaches can be reached wi..

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Restaurants Padstow

  • Rick Stein's Café Quite comfortable restaurant 

    10 Middle St GB - Padstow PL28 8AP

    Deceptively large café hidden behind a tiny shop front on a side street. Concise, seasonally changing menu of tasty, unfussy cooking with influences from Thailand, Morocco and the Med. Homemade bread and great value set menus. Comfy, simply furnished..

  • Pescadou Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    South Quay GB - Padstow PL28 8BL

  • Seafood Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    Riverside GB - Padstow PL28 8BY

    Stylish, laid-back, local institution - dominated by a large stainless steel topped bar. Daily menus showcase fresh fish and shellfish. Classic dishes sit alongside those influenced by Rick Stein's travels; perhaps Singapore chilli crab or Madras fis..

  • Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    6 Middle St GB - Padstow PL28 8AP

    Delightful Georgian townhouse on a harbour backwater, with a relaxed air and friendly, enthusiastic service. Modern seasonal cooking displays originality and textures and flavours are refined; try the 'Trip to the Fairground' for dessert. The intimat..

  • St Petroc's Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    4 New St GB - Padstow PL28 8EA

    Attractive house on a steep hill, with an oak-furnished bistro and a front and rear terrace. The menu offers a mix of simply prepared seafood, grills and old-fashioned classics. Smart, well-appointed bedrooms are split between the house and an annexe..

  • Metropole Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Station Rd GB - Padstow PL28 8DB

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