Love for Britain is based on many factors. I was born and raised in the not-so-sunny British mountains. I am now more aware of how much I love the good bits of my country after traveling the world for the last year and a half. After spending so much time away, I realize why so many people want to come to the UK, and I’ll probably moan about the trains and the weather upon my return.
All this patriotic Diamond Jubilee business has me thinking about some of my favorite memories from back home.
Here are some reasons to visit Padstow
Rick Stein? Have you heard of him? Shame on you if you haven’t. Rick, the seafood master of my country, is also an excellent chef. For as long as I can remember, I have been a huge fan. A friend of mine knows I’m a foodie, so he took me down to Rick’s Restaurant in Padstow on Valentine’s Day.
The man who started with one restaurant now owns six restaurants ranging from his famous seafood restaurant to his French-inspired St Petroc’s Bistro, all the way down to the good old English fish n’ chips. There is nothing ordinary about these fish n chips. They are freshly caught, travel four hours from London, and taste scrumptious. Definitely worth the trip. I still drool, thinking about the garlic prawns we were served along with it.
Aside from Mr. Rick and all his delicious food, Padstow is one of the most charming towns in the South of England. In one of the many seafront ocean pubs, we huddled by the fire after walking through cobbled streets, stopping for Cornish Ice cream.
I felt alive while walking around this part of England. In my country, this place is so peaceful and beautiful.
A slow ferry took us to one of the neighboring islands, where we wandered around and shook hands with all the smiling faces we met there. We wrapped up warm since February is a pretty hard time of year!
There are many luxury Bed and Breakfasts and seafront hotels in Padstow. No matter what your budget or style, you’ll enjoy the area’s slow pace and breathtaking scenery. Traveling to Padstow is relaxing, romantic, and a great way to fall in love with the UK.