Welcome to Wadebridge


7,900 as of the 2011 census

Cornish language name:



Wadebridge Community Primary School and Wadebridge School (secondary)

Train Station:

No dedicated train station. The nearest is Bodmin Parkway (about 11 miles away)

Historical Facts:

  • Wadebridge was served by a railway line until 1967. Part of the line now forms the Camel Trail, which is a route now used by cyclists, walkers and horse riders.
  • The Royal Cornwall show is held at the showground every June. Thousands of people flock to the show which is one of the largest agricultural shows in the country.
  • The town is twinned with Langueux in Brittany, France.
  • Its original name was Wade until a bridge was completed in 1468 to help people cross the River Camel. It then became known as Wadebridge.

What’s on the high street:

A large number of independent shops. Check out Molesworth Street which is the main shopping street.

Our favourite places to eat:

The Stepping Stone on Polmorla Road and The Tiny Thai on Molesworth Street.

Top places to visit:

  • Cycle along the Camel Trail to Padstow or Bodmin
  • Camel Creek Family Theme Park (about a 15 minute drive from the town)
  • Regal Cinema (go back in time to a traditional cinema showing the latest box office films)
  • Various beautiful beaches which are between a 15 & 30 minute drive away.

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