Wadebridge is a town in North Cornwall, situated on the Camel estuary. It is named after the large old bridge that runs through the middle of the town. Districts around the centre of Wadebridge include Trevanson, Gonvena, Egloshayle, Trevanion, Polmorla and St Breock and is within easy travelling distance of the towns of Bodmin and Padstow as well as the City of Plymouth. There are several main events in Wadebridge each year and Molesworth Street; the main shopping area, which is for pedestrians only.
Wadebridge is popular with tourists as it has a friendly, prosperous atmosphere and there is much to see and do in the surrounding area. It has excellent amenities and vast areas of open land for beautiful riverside walks. The best way to explore is from the comfort of a Wadebridge cottage or self –catering apartment. Self-catering holiday accommodation in Wadebridge, Cornwall leaves you free to go where you want, when you want without the normal restrictions of a hotel, B and B or guest house
Self catering cottages in Wadebridge vary and you may choose a cottage overlooking the River Camel, converted courtyards, character cottages, barn conversions or even a beach cottage towards the beach haven of Polzeath. Other beaches near Wadebridge include Rock, Port Isaac and Daymer Bay. The Camel estuary has a good range of water sports including water skiing, kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing as well as the cross estuary swim from Padstow to Rock.
Cornish cottages in Wadebridge are close to the golf courses at St Kew, Trevose and St Enodoc and most Wadebridge cottages are ideally situated for cycling or walking the Camel Trail, which is eighteen miles of disused railway line that takes you through the beautiful Camel Valley. The leisure centre in Wadebridge has various sports and leisure pursuits including Cornish wrestling.
Annual events staged at Wadebridge include the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show in June, the Eglos Craft Fayre at Egloshayle Church in August, the Cornwall Folk Festival over the August bank holiday and Wadebridge Carnival in July. The Royal Cornwall Showground is also the venue for Cornwall's biggest antique fair. In November there is the Prime Stock Show and the Garden Produce Association and Chrysanthemum Show.
Wadebridge has lots of side streets to explore with all sorts of interesting and unusual shops to find unique gifts. The town has the normal assortment of supermarket, newsagents, butchers, and many restaurants, cafes and pubs. Set out from your Cornish cottage to Bodmin General and you can enjoy a steam train journey through the beautiful countryside on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.
Lanhydrock House is a late Victorian county house run by the National Trust. It has extensive gardens, servant's quarters, wooded estate, family museum and guided garden tours. Other places of interest within travelling distance of your holiday cottage include Trago Mills out of town shopping centre, Pencarrow, Cornwall's Crealy Adventure Park, Trelawney Garden and Leisure and St Mawgan Bowl at St Eval.
Wadebridge's climate is mild as is the rest of Cornwall. However, the nearer you get to the north Cornwall coast the cooler it becomes, especially when the north wind blows off the sea.
Newquay and Plymouth airports and the mainline railway at Bodmin Parkway and Liskeard serve Wadebridge. National Express operates a direct service from London and there is a good local bus service from First and Western Greyhound."