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.
Take a walk around the town and you’ll find there’s a surprise around every corner. Wadebridge’s 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.
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 Brookdale B&B, a delightful B&B which has been awarded Silver 4 Stars and a Breakfast Award by VisitEngland. They are also one of only 100 recipients across the country to receive the coveted VisitEngland Rose Award. Also Spring Gardens B&B, a Grade II listed Georgian town house which has been awarded 4 Stars and a Breakfast Award by VisitEngland.