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Padstow in general
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Padstow in general
Date: 07/08/00, updated on 04/01/10 (78 review reads)
Advantages: An ideal base
Disadvantages: Busy in August
Padstow is an ideal base for those wishing to explore Cornwall, on the other hand for those wanting to stay put there is enough to see and do in this delightful harbourside town.
Padstow is a working port and everything centres around the harbour. From here you can take a pleasure cruise to nearby Rock or Puffin Island or take a speedboat trip in the Camel estuary.
Only a few minutes walk away you will discover some excellent secluded coves and for those feeling more energetic, walkers, cyclists and horse riders can take to the Camel Trail. The trail starts at Padstow and finishes at Boscarne, a total of 17 and a half miles. We hired bikes and did the first stage to Wadebride and back a total of 11 miles. I hadn't ridden a bike for over ten years but found that I hadn't forgotton how to. I thoroughly enjoyed it and worked off several cream teas. The next time I go I will try to do the whole trail.
There are no shortages of eateries including several fish restaurants, one of which is Rick Steins renowed "Seafood Restaurant" He also owns a bistro and deicatessen.
Other places worth visiting are the museum and Prideaux Palace, home of the Prideaux family who for centuries owned the whole of Padstow. This Elizabethan home is set in extensive grounds with ancient deer park and is open from Easter until October.
Summary: A Cornish town
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