|The Execution Cell at Bodmin Jail.|
Padstow is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approximately five miles northwest of Wadebridge. Padstow was originally named Petroc-stow after the Welsh missionary St Petroc. Once a busy fishing port only a handful of boats remain these days. Padstow is best known for its "'Obby 'Oss" festival. Its origins are unclear, it most likely from an ancient pagan festival such as Beltane.