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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 a 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 in the dini..

  • St Petroc Major

    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

    Quayside 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 Old Custom House Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    South Quay, GB - Padstow PL28 8BL

    Prix Prices from : 125 £

    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..

  • 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..

  • 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

  • Seafood Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    Riverside GB - PL28 8BY Padstow

    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 - PL28 8AP Padstow

    A delightful Georgian townhouse on a harbour backwater, run by a friendly, enthusiastic team. There's a relaxed air throughout - the intimate ground floor is buzzier than the refined upstairs room. Seasonal modern cooking displays originality and the..

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

    Station Rd GB - PL28 8DB Padstow

  • St Petroc's Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    4 New St GB - PL28 8EA Padstow

    An attractive house on a steep hill, with an oak-furnished bistro and terraces to both the front and back. The menu offers a mix of simply prepared classics, with an emphasis on seafood and grills. Smart, well-appointed bedrooms are split between the..

  • Rick Stein's Café Quite comfortable restaurant 

    10 Middle St GB - PL28 8AP Padstow

    A deceptively large café hidden behind a tiny shop front on a side street. Concise, seasonally changing menus offer tasty, unfussy dishes which displays influences from Thailand, Morocco and the Med. The homemade bread is worth a try, as are the grea..

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

    South Quay GB - PL28 8BL Padstow

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