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Padstow Town Information

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Padstow Harbour - Photo © Eryka Hurst
Padstow Harbour - Photo: Eryka Hurst CCL

A beautiful fishing port on the Camel estuary, Padstow reputedly came into existence when St Petroc founded a monastery here in the 6th century.

The town has a network of twisted streets and a fine harbour. Sir Walter Raleigh stayed here while collecting taxes.

Padstow - Photo © Tony Atkin
Padstow - Photo: Tony Atkin CCL

  During the festival of the Hobby Horse on May Day each year a man dressed as a horse is led through the streets.

The Elizabethan mansion Prideaux Place is one of the country’s oldest deer parks.