Padstow Events And Attractions
- The Padstow 'Obby 'Oss
- Held on May Day, this is a genuinely ancient celebration - amongst
the oldest May day traditions in Europe. Many Padstonians travel across
the world to be back home for the celebrations. The celebration starts
at Midnight with unaccompanied singing around the Town. During the
day accordians and drums accompany the respective parties ("Old
Oss" and "Blue Ribbon") around Padstow. Eventually the
"Oss's" are stabled until the following year leaving the
musicians and dancers free to attend some of the inns. The whole thing
finishes at midnight around the Maypole
- Prideaux Place
- Prideaux Place overlooks the town and is open to the public. This
superb building was built in 1585 by Sir Nicholas Prideaux and the
embossed plaster ceiling in the Great Chamber is outstanding. The building
is set in sixty acres of ground which include twenty-two acres of deer
park situated opposite the house. This deer park is thought to be the
oldest in Britain with records dating back to the year 450. There is
an old legend to the effect that should the deer disappear so will
the family! More...
- The Jubilee Queen
- There are plenty of fishing trips and rides on speedboats available
from Padstow, but the Jubilee Queen offers a more leisurely experience.
An evening river trip to Wadebridge on a fine Summer's evening with
a high tide is not to be missed
- The Camel Trail
- The old railway track is now the Camel Trail, a footpath and cycle
track to Wadebridge, also incorporating some of the old railway track
beyond Wadebridge. It is a most spectacular footpath with marvellous
views of the River Camel and Estuary
- The Eden Project
- A short drive from Padstow (about 45 minutes), this spectacularly
successful attraction with its geodesic conservatories is sure to impress.
- The National Lobster Hatchery
- Did you know that lobsters taste with their feet? That they can
be red, blue, white or even dark with yellow spots? that they have
three stomachs? That they can live to be 100 years old? You didn't?
You need to visit Padstow's Lobster Hatchery! More...
- The Saints Way
- Walk the ancient route from Padstow to Fowey (around 30 miles).