Welcome to Wadebridge
7,900 as of the 2011 census
Cornish language name:
Wadebridge Community Primary School and Wadebridge School (secondary)
No dedicated train station. The nearest is Bodmin Parkway (about 11 miles away)
- 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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