A BUSTLING MARKET TOWN RIGHT ON THE CAMEL TRAIL.
Riverside walks, unique shopping, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities and of course the nationally recognised Camel Trail, 18 miles of traffic free walking and cycling putting Wadebridge at the heart of your holiday.
This bustling market town, which thrives alongside the ebb and flow of the River Camel, offers a wide variety of things to see and do for all tastes and ages. A 15th Century bridge, named The Bridge on Wool owing to the fact that it was financed by local sheep farmers and merchants, crosses the River Camel. Delve further into the history of the town and it’s bridge at the Wadebridge & District Museum, where you will find a large collection of photographs and artifacts. For railway enthusiasts the John Betjeman Centre is sited in the main building of the old railway station at Wadebridge. The last train left Wadebridge at 17.20 on the 28th January 1967. After extension repairs to the roof and complete restoration of the railway canopy it has become a lovely community centre open to all, including a room dedicated to Sir John Betjeman and railway memorabilia as well as a café.
Take a walk around the town and you’ll find there’s a surprise around every corner. Wadebridge retailers have survived the threat from out-of-town supermarkets, online shopping, the end of the rail link and a new bypass. What remains is a buzzing collective of independent, resilient and inventive shop owners with a loyal, local following and an old-fashioned community feel. Wadebridge is one of the few Cornish towns with a butcher, greengrocer, fishmonger and bakery. As well as the Wadebridge Country Market on a Thursday morning in the town hall, where traders sell local produce and crafts, there is a fudge-seller, independent wine merchant and delicatessen. Whitegoose & Co. is one of a few unique boutiques in town, and there are shops selling anything from antiques and books to arts & crafts.
If shopping is not for you, take a stroll down Molesworth Street where you can sit, relax and watch the world go by in this pedestrianised boulevard style area.
Wadebridge has a nice selection of unique and quirky coffee shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. Why not try Warne’s Bar & Restaurant, a family friendly, casual dining restaurant in the heart of town.
If you would like to see the latest blockbuster or a live performance at the Royal Opera House as well as many other venues, the Regal cinema is a must. Situated at the end of The Platt, it was built by the Pope family of Padstow and opened its doors for the first time in January 1931.
The Royal Cornwall Show also takes place annually at The Royal Cornwall Showground, within walking distance of the town centre.
For accommodation, there are some delightful B&Bs in Wadebridge. Why not take a look at Spring Gardens B&B, a Grade II listed Georgian town house which has been awarded 4 Stars and a Breakfast Award by VisitEngland. For longer stays, stunning 3 bedroom Edwardian Brookdale House offers luxurious accommodation and is only a short walk into town.