Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Padstow, Cornwall: Ghosts, Cornish Pasties, Fish & Chips And More
Following on from my Padstow Post - of the 24th of February - a few random photos as I walked round the town.
The photo above is Abbey House on Padstow's North Quay. It is described by some as the oldest house in Cornwall. As far back as the days of Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) it was being described as old! So, of course, it has a ghost ...
... the ghost who haunts Abbey House is said to be an Elizabethan lady. She is sad and alone and is often seen ascending the 15th century granite stairway from the cellar, as she silently makes her way along a passage which forms the oldest part of the house.
On a more cheerful note: a fish and chips shop below ...
... and, if you are in Cornwall, there also has to be a Cornish Pasty shop.
The next photo is the Golden Lion pub and it "dates back to the 14th century and is the oldest inn in Padstow."
Now we have Anchor Cottage, which is very difficult to miss - because of its bright colour.
The houses below face each other so you wouldn't want to fall out with the neighbours opposite. But there is somewhere to dry the washing.
Houses in Church Street:
And that's about the end. These gravestones date from the early. 1830s.
We had a walk, or perhaps it was more like a stroll, along part of the Pentewan Valley Trail. This stretches from St. Austell to the sea at...