Cornwall
Padstow
Interesting
Padstow The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Padstow
Prideaux Place
Prideaux Place
Prideaux Place is a granite house dating
60 minutes
Quayside
Quayside
Opposite the Harbour Master's Office at
30 minutes
St Petroc Major
St Petroc Major
Set atop a hill, the church of St Petroc
15 minutes