- Hotels in Padstow
Hotels in Padstow
A pretty harbour with lively streets and a thriving foodie scene, situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in Britain, Padstow is a must-visit.
With everything you need for a quality break in Cornwall, a hotel stay in Padstow is always a good idea.
Hotels in Padstow
Choose from luxurious and boutique hotels with stunning views, impeccable service, and Cornish charm. Not only that, but the area is renowned for its delicious food offering, with the hotel restaurants being no exception.
Elsewhere, the hotels are the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. Hop on the Camel Trail and cycle to Wadebridge, jump on the ferry to Rock, or relax in the Cornish sunshine on one of the North Coast's beaches.
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Some would say eating! And if you have the budget, you probably could, there are that many great places to eat! Or you could spend the day learning to cook with Rick Stein, though he probably won't be there.
Away from the gastro indulgences, Padstow is a nice place to just amble around, look in a few shops, take a walk out along the coastal path, or hire a bike and go up the Camel Trail?
You can learn all about lobsters, visit Prideaux House or St Petroc's Church, even catch a ferry across to Rock...
It's best known these days as the place where Rick Stein has all his restaurants, but prior to Mr Stein turning up, it was probably best known for its May Day celebrations and the Obby Oss, which dances through the busy streets from morning to night.
You could, but you would have to follow the Camel Trail inland to Wadebridge and then make your way back out along the other side of the estuary to Rock. It's much easier to catch the ferry across from Padstow!!
It's about 9 km (5.5 miles) from Wadebridge to Padstow along the Camel Trail. It's flat all the way on a good hard surface. Most people walk it in about two hours, but it can take longer if you stop to take in the fantastic views!
There are busses back to Wadebridge if you don't fancy the return walk.
Visit Cornwall would hate to take sides here by saying one place is better than the other.
Padstow is best known these days for its foodie connections, though that's not to say there aren't some fine places to eat in St Ives. Padstow might not have the beaches that St Ives has but with the tide out the sandy estuary provides a wonderful place to relax in the sunshine.
St Ives possibly has more for the family than Padstow, although you can't beat sitting on the harbour catching crabs! And Padstow also has the Camel Trail, a safe flat cycle route up river to Wadebridge.
Of course, St Ives is known for it's art, and although there are a few galleries in Padstow, they can't compete with the Tate St Ives, or can they? I suppose it depends on your taste's?
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