STEIN BY THE SEA: PADSTOW
Mention Padstow and it won’t be long before someone mentions Rick Stein. The celebrity chef has become synonymous with the seaside town on the north Cornish coast due to his fab eateries and his work in championing Padstow as a culinary haven. His work paved the way for many great restaurants and nosh spots in the town and now tourists flock here to sample the incredible seafood. But there’s more to Padstow than just the grub. The colourful harbour that’s lined with old fisherman’s cottages is quaint Cornwall personified, as are the ancient medieval lanes that slope down to the quayside. The beaches are plentiful and superb, the coastal walks are a treat, the local attractions are fab and the many boutique shops in town are well worth a browse. And then there are the numerous festivals that are held in these streets throughout the year. Come to Padstow for the divine food, for sure. But stay for much more besides.