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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..

  • Treglos Hotel

    Treglos Hotel Beach Road Constantine Bay St Merryn GB - Padstow PL28 8JH

    Offering a terrace and sun terrace, Treglos Hotel is located in Padstow, 49 km from St Ives. There is a restaurant and guests can have fun at the games room. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Certain units inclu..

  • Trevose Golf and Country Club

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

    Prix Prices from : 118 £

    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

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

    Station Rd GB - PL28 8DB Padstow

  • 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

  • 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..

  • 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..

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