Wadebridge

Aerial view of Wadebridge Cornwall c John Such
Wadebridge, Cornwall
Wadebridge, Cornwall
Camel Trail, Wadebridge, Cornwall c Matt Jessop
Wadebridge, Cornwall

Discover Wadebridge

Located just inland on the Camel River estuary and once famous as a centre for wool production, Wadebridge is now a lively hub of the north coast. It’s the starting point for the most popular stretch of the Camel Cycle Trail. The town also provides a stop off point for visitors heading for the North coast, famous for big surf and beaches. Here you’ll find all you need for a picnic, tonight’s dinner or something chic for the beach as the streets are full of independent shops and boutiques.

The Camel Trail

The Wadebridge and Bodmin Railway Line was opened in 1834 and was one of the first built in the world, it carried the first steam trains in Cornwall and was the first in West Britain to carry passengers. In 1967 the North Cornwall line was closed for all passenger services and the route is now known as the Camel Trail and is popular with both walkers and cyclists.

The Camel Trail winds its way along the Estuary between Padstow and Wadebridge, then up into the hills of Bodmin Moor to Blisland. The scenery along this popular walking and cycling route is some of the most spectacular in the country.

There is bike hire available in Padstow and Wabebridge. The route between the two towns is mostly level, with some gentle slopes. With plenty of little coves and places to stop and admire the view or have a picnic along the way, the Camel trail is an ideal way to spend the day with the familly.

Reasons to visit Wadebridge

  • The Camel Trail 
  • Access to beautiful beaches either side of the Camel estuary
  • Riverside walks 
  • An array of quirky shops selling unusual gifts, artwork, clothing and books 
  • Great restaurants, cafes and pubs - Wadebridge is fast becoming a foodie destination

Things to do in Wadebridge

  • The Royal Cornwall Show, the county’s biggest agricultural jamboree takes place just outside Wadebridge in June
  • The Cornwall Folk Festival is held in the town annually over the August Bank Holiday
  • Visit Prideaux Place, a stunning Elizabethan manor house which overlooks the picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow about 15 minutes drive from Wadebridge
  • The Camel Trail is one of Cornwall’s biggest draws and ranks as one of most successful recreational multi use trail in the UK. Eighteen miles of trails run over moors and through woodland from Wadebridge to Bodmin and down to the sea at Padstow. There are plenty of places to hire bikes from at the start of the trail, or take your own 
  • Visit the Sir John Betjeman centre housed in the old railway station where you’ll find a room dedicated to then former Poet Laureate with many items of interest about the his life and times spent in Cornwall
  • Going strong since 1980, Wadebridge Country Market takes place every Thursday at the Town Hall from 8:45am to 12:30pm. Local produce including fish, meat, cakes, pastries, savouries, jams, honey, eggs, fruit and vegetables and various crafts 
  • Take a trip up to St Breock downs a couple of miles away from the town for spectacular views out over the countryside. You’ll also find one of Cornwall’s biggest prehistoric standing stones here, weighing over 16 tonnes 

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Both cottages are situated near Wadebridge, each sleeps 4 people in attractive double and twin rooms. They are equipped with stone fireplaces with wood burning stoves, in lounge areas.

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Willow Cottage – 4 star Gold accommodation, situated near Wadebridge North Cornwall, sleeps 4, one twin and one double room, lovely views of the countryside towards Padstow.

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A listed Georgian farmhouse on a working dairy farm offering quality bed and breakfast near Wadebridge. Situated in a quiet location, overlooking wooded valleys. Tastefully decorated. 2 spacious en-suite guest rooms with garden views.

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Retallack Resort and Spa offers 5* self-catering in the heart of North Cornwall perfect for families with kids club, tennis, indoor pool, The Lookout Restaurant & FlowRider Cornwall.

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Lanjew Holidays offer five tastefully furnished self-catering properties in various locations near Wadebridge and Bodmin in North Cornwall. All ideally located for exploring the wonderful Cornish coast. Sleeps 2-8.

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Trewan Hall, 36 acre estate with woodlands and gardens. 4 miles from beaches.  Large pitches in 2 fields, freedom of  choice.  Swimming pool and shop on site.  Local town 1 mile away.

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Luxury self-catering eco barn conversion located close to Padstow, Newquay, and Wadebridge .  With easy access to the A30 and A39 Truck roads.  Winning Gold at Cornwall and South West Tourism Awards for Best Self-Catering Property. 

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A perfect location for a memorable family farm holiday. Close to North Cornwall’s magnificent beaches, delightful family cottages with spectacular country views and friendly animals. Children adore the freedom of collecting eggs, riding ponies, and helping Far

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