Padstow is an old established settlement in Cornwall. Records go back to around the 6th century. During medieval times Padstow was granted the right of sanctuary by King Athelstan. Walter Raleigh is known to have lived in Padstow.
Padstow was a busy fishing and trading port in the 17th century. These days fishing and pleasure trips ensure that Padstow is still seen as a busy harbour, attracting large numbers of tourists to its small side streets and picturesque surroundings.
Rick Stein the well known award winning chef has his restaurants in Padstow. There are several of them ranging from a seafood restaurant to a patisserie. Within a short walking distance of the harbour there are some very good beaches and the views are spectacular.
Padstow is a delightful place to spend a day, even a week, or as long as you can.
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