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.
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.