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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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Padstow

Tucked into the Camel Estuary, Padstow is one of Cornwall’s most attractive ports. Lively and smart, the town is well-placed for beaches, with some of the county’s best – Daymer, Polzeath, Trevone, Constantine – within a short distance. This is mainly a fishing port whose catch is taken daily to auctions at Brixham and Newlyn, though plenty also ends up in local eateries. Foodies will know the town primarily as the domain of celebrity seafood chef Rick Stein, who has raised Padstow’s profile with his luxury hotels and seafood restaurants, which are among the best in the country. Such is his grip on the place that it has been nicknamed “Padstein”. ...

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