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Christmas Lights

20 Nov

The Christmas Lights for 2019 will be switched on at 6pm, Saturday 30th November on the Bandstand, Padstow. It will be part of Nadelik Lowen day which starts at 12 midday and features Craft Stalls, Children’s Fancy Dress Parade, Raffles and Prize Draws, Live Music etc. The Nadelik Lowen Elves can be found at Lanadwell […]

Crying the Neck

23 Sep

If you are a keen viewer of Poldark you may be familiar with the harvest festival tradition called ‘Crying the Neck’. It is held in the fields when the last ‘stook’ of corn is cut and followed by a short prayer in Cornish or English. Padstow Old Cornwall Society has been helping to revive the […]

Padstow Memorial Hall

22 Aug

Many people pass the Memorial Hall on the Riverside on their walk from the Railway car park into the town of Padstow. It is a wonderful location and hosts many events such as art exhibitions, food and craft stalls etc. https://thepadstowmemorialhall.co.uk/about Keep an eye out on the website for details of the varied events you […]

Free activities in and around Padstow

05 Aug

Families can be expensive to bring on holiday so here are a few suggestions of things you can do in and around Padstow which are free: Walk the Camel Trail – a level pathway starting at Padstow which skirts the Camel river along the estuary and inland. You can walk or bring your own bikes. […]

Padstow harbour

02 Jul

Padstow harbour is a working port and provides much interest to visitors and locals alike. Did you know: The seaward limits of the port are a line joining Stepper Point, Gulland Rock, Newland and Pentire Point. The harbour is capable of handling cargo vessels of up to 2000 gross tons but only accommodates bulk cargoes […]

Padstow Kids Review Part 3

09 Jun

Part 3 of our blog written by our very wise and helpful assistants aged 9, 7 and 5: ACTIVITIES: Cycling the Camel Trail Master S: ‘good’ Miss S: ‘I liked having shared bikes and seeing the beautiful flowers that we zoomed past. The lemon lolly at the buffet car was lovely. The vineyard café was […]

Padstow Kids Review Part 2

06 Jun

Continuing the Padstow review written by our charming guests aged 9, 7 and 5: SHOPS AND FOOD: Padstow Bookseller.  Miss S “Amazing, with lovely books” Master D –  “Really good selection” Roly’s Fudge Pantry. Master D –  ‘really cool because smells like apple pie pastry and you can actually see them making the fudge and […]

The Metropole

22 May

Padstow has an imposing Victorian Hotel built on the hill above the town. Built in 1899 and originally constructed to serve the newly built railway, it started trading as the South Western Hotel. Quite when it became the Metropole appears unclear but that is the familiar name used by most people until recently. Harbour Hotels, […]

Cycling the Camel Trail.

29 Mar

The Camel Trail follows the old railway line from Padstow to Wadebridge, Bodmin and beyond and provides an 18 mile traffic free, smooth surfaced and level cycle way. The views are spectacular as it hugs the estuary before going inland through a beautifully wooded route to Bodmin. You can easily stop for coffee or snacks […]