Below is a list of useful links we have compiled which may be of interest:
Eateries, Pubs and Restaurants
There are also many public houses that offer good pub food as well as locally brewed ales and even fine wine from www.camelvalley.com - the Camel Valley Vineyard. What better than a glass of Champagne and a view of Padstow harbour? BinTwo the local wine merchant, offers a wide selection of wines, visit www.bintwo.com And don’t forget to sample a Cornish pasty! www.thechoughbakery.co.uk
Nathan Outlaw is a talented chef based in Cornwall. He has two restaurants at the St Enodoc Hotel in Rock that offer both simple and contemporary dishes. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw has recently been awarded 2 Michelin Stars in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2011, and named the Best Fish Restaurant by the Good Food Guide 2011. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is a seafood restaurant with a frequently changing set tasting menu driven by locally caught seafood and amazing Cornish produce. www.nathan-outlaw.com
Bodmin Jail an all weather, family attraction, that includes a licensed bar and restaurant, covered courtyard, with a Civil and Naval Prison housing a museum within its walls split over three levels. It was the last County Jail in Cornwall, eventually closing in 1927. The Jail now sits at the start of the famous Camel Trail and is the perfect alternative day out.
Things to do and see
A popular attraction has to include the wide selection of beautiful gardens throughout Cornwall. These include:
The Eden Project www.edenproject.com
The Lost Gardens of Heligan www.heligan.com
and gardens hosted by the National Trust such as Lanhydrock, Cotehele,Trerice, Trelissick, Glendurgan and Tregwainton. www.nationaltrust.co.uk
Other gardens of note include:
Great family days out of the “animal nature” include
The National Seal Sanctuary www.visitsealife.com/Gweek
Paradise Park www.paradisepark.org.uk
Newquay Zoo www.newquayzoo.org.uk
The Bluereef Aquarium www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk
The National Lobster Hatchery -Padstow www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk
Crealy Adventure Park. www.crealy.co.uk
Porteath Bee Centre www.porteathbeecentre.co.uk
Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre www.springfieldsponycentre.co.uk
Taymar Valley Donkey Park and Sanctuary www.donkeypark.com
Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary www.portfellanimalland.co.uk
Fun for all the family can be found at:-
Carnglaze Caverns www.carnglaze.com
Ben's Playworld www.bensplayworld.co.uk
Goonhilly Satellite Station www.goonhilly.bt.com
Tunnels Through Time www.tunnelsthroughtime.co.uk
Holywell Bay www.holywellbay.co.uk
Trethorne Leisure Park www.trethorneleisure.com
Land’s End www.landsend-landmark.co.uk
The Cornish Cider Farm www.thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk
Many other historical feature attractions are all within reach and include:
St Michael’s Mount, www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
Tintagel and Pendennis Castles www.english-heritage.org.uk/cornwall
Bodmin and Wenford Railway www.bodminandwenfordrailway.co.uk
The Maritime Museum www.nmmc.co.uk
Courtroom Experience www.bodminmoor.co.uk/bodmintic
Mevagissey Model Railway www.model.railway.co.uk
Porthcurno Telegraphic Museum www.porthcurno.org.uk
Royal Cornwall Museum www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk
China Clay Country Park www.chinaclaycountry.co.uk
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre www.shipwreckcharlestown.com
The Tate – St Ives www.tate.org.uk/stives
For more information on these attractions, visit Padstow Information Centre or www.theguide-cornwall.com.
Cornwall Bike Hire - delivered to your door! Go By Cycle are specialists in Bike Hire Delivery. They deliver your hire bikes to where ever you require in Cornwall, be that Hotel, Holiday Home, B&B, Campsite, Dock or Caravan site. To enhance your holiday further they also hire and deliver kayaks, paddle boards and surf boards across Cornwall. The types of hire available include one way trips, delivery and collection from your residence and can cover from one day up to a month or more. http://www.cornwallbikehire.co.uk/
Learn to surf with a British Surfing Association approved surf school, the Harlyn Surf School. For exclusive Private and Group Surfing Lessons suitable for all ages and abilities.
One of our local rugby teams - Wadebridge Camels were formed in 1955 and played their home games at Bodieve on the outskirts of Wadebridge next to the town's football pitch. In the 80's the club moved to a new ground at Egloshayle called the Molesworth Field. This was on land originally reclaimed from the marshes of the River Camel which runs alongside the ground and from which the team get their name.
Cole, Rayment and White are the longest established independent Estate Agents in Padstow. Whilst many Agents claim to specialise in this beautiful and unique area of North Cornwall, CRW is the only firm with branches in Camelford, Padstow, Rock and Wadebridge. All offices are overseen by a Senior Partner and many of the personnel have been with CRW for years ensuring continuity and great local knowledge which is essential and all too rare in Estate Agency.
Adrian Langdon is a local photographer living in the area, specialising in Wildlife, travel and sport photography. A lovely website to visit.
Trelawney Garden Centre - Wadesbridge.
The result of over 30 years hard work now offers customers an all weather themed shopping experience inspired by the Southern railway which steamed through the site in the early part of the last century. 3 fantastic shopping platforms are loaded with just about everything you could need to tend for your garden, high quality garden furniture, barbecues and a range of giftware to suit all occasions. There is also a restaurant to provide refreshment while having a break from shopping and an adventure playground to give the children lots to do and keep them happy.
Bob & Maggie Wyatt welcome you to the Porthcothan Bay Stores website. On this site you will find details of the range of goods and services offered at the shop, together with photos of the beautiful beach at Porthcothan. The shop is located right in the centre of the village between the road (B3276) and the beach.
Reg Hambly Westinsure, Wadebridge, are independent Insurance Brokers dealing in all Classes of Commercial and Personal Insurance. The business was established in 1989 in Camelford and expanded to Wadebridge in 1996, now operating from both sites servicing the needs of our 2500 clients in North Cornwall and beyond. Reg Hambly Westinsure have schemes available for Household, Holiday Homes and Motor insurance and can provide instant quotations and cover.
Our Cornwall - the difinitive guide to Cornwall!
ROCK OYSTER FESTIVAL 2011 - 22/06/2011 - 24/06/2012 http://www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk
Oysters ● Live Music ● Best of Cornish Food Circus ● Endless Entertainment for Kids ● Creche Alternative Performing Arts ● Shopping Bazaar ● Crafts Camping & Tipis ● Beer, Pimms & Wine
A three day celebration of oysters, local food, music, crafts and alternative performing arts with independent stall holders and much more.
Ranked 55th in the World for 2009 by Golf Digest for courses outside the United States St Enodoc, on the Rock side of the estuary, has one of the finest links golf courses in the South West of England with undulating fairways, firm greens, some blind shots and all with the added bonus of some of the greatest sea and estuary views on any course in the world.
http://www.pafc.co.uk/page/Welcome - Plymouth Argyle is our local professional football club, based in Devon, that plays in Football League 2. Since becoming professional in 1903, the club has won five Football League titles, five Southern League titles and one Western League title. The team holds the record for most championships won in the third tier, having finished first in the Third Division South twice, the Third Division once and the Second Division once.
The club takes its nickname from an English religious group that left Plymouth for the New World in 1620. The club crest features the Mayflower, the ship that carried the pilgrims to Massachusetts. The city of Plymouth is the largest in England never to have hosted top-flight football. They are the most southern and western League club in England.