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Wadebridge (Cornish: Ponsrys) is a market town in North Cornwall, England, UK, with a population of 6 222 (Census 2001). The town is located on the Camel Estuary, some 5 miles (8 km) upstream from Padstow. It is host to the Royal Cornwall Agricultural show, each June.


For many years Wadebridge was a traffic congested town but in 1991 the Wadebridge bypass was opened together with the Egloshayle bypass causing the two settlements to regain much of their former charm. The main shopping street in Wadebridge (Molesworth Street) has subsequently become pedestrianized through an inner link road, allowing traffic free shopping.

  • Wadebridge Tourist Information CentreEddystone Road.

Get in[edit]

By Train[edit]

The nearest Station is Bodmin Parkway which connects to London Paddington via principle settlements including Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and Reading. Other services are available to Cardiff. These services, along with all local services within Cornwall, are operated by First Great Western. Other train operators include Virgin Trains (which operate Cross-Country routes to the North of England and Scotland via Bristol and Birmingham) and Southwest Trains (who operate routes to London Waterloo). Train services are frequent with roughly one train every half hour in each direction during the week.

By Car[edit]

Wadebridge is joined to Bodmin by the A389. From Bodmin the A30 goes to Exeter where it connects with the M5. From Bodmin the A38 runs towards Plymouth.

By Plane[edit]

Newquay International Airport is around twenty minutes by car (or around £20 taxi fare). For the latest destinations and prices visit

By Coach[edit]

There are regular National Express coach services from London Victoria.

Get around[edit]


Wadebridge is a very pleasant town to walk around, with the main shopping street (Molesworth street) being pedestrianized.


Wadebridge has many cycle paths that are frequently used.


  • Ocean Taxis - +44 1208 812049
  • Wadebridge Taxis - +44 1208 812725.
  • Wadebridge Midas Taxis - +44 1208 812345.
  • Wadebridge M & M Cabs - +44 1208 814848.
  • 24 7 - +44 1208 812634.
  • Kittiwake Taxis - +44 1208 816953.
  • BTS Bridge taxis +44 1208 812634.


  • 1 Pencarrow House. 18th century country house and gardens Pencarrow on Wikipedia Q1495894 on Wikidata


  • 1 Camel Trail. is dismantled railway which is now a cycle path. The Trail runs to Padstow in one direction and beyond Bodmin in the other. Due to the trail being extremely flat and traffic free it is extremely popular with cyclists in the summer months. Camel Trail on Wikipedia Q5025869 on Wikidata
  • St. Kew Golf ClubSt Kew Highway, Bodmin, PL30 3EF (On main road from Wadebridge towards Camelford & Bude, about 2 miles north of Wadebridge on the left hand side),  +44 1208 841500, e-mail: . 9-hole and 18-hole courses available. Visitors £18 for 18 holes.
  • Go surfing at one of the many beaches within easy reach of Wadebridge.
  • Eat a Cornish pasty from Malcolm Barnecutt's bakery.
  • Regal Cinema.
  • Camel Creek Adventure ParkTredinnick, Wadebridge, PL27 7RA +44 1841 540276. Great family days out at Cornwall's top theme park.
  • 2 Royal Cornwall Show. Royal Cornwall Show on Wikipedia Q7374069 on Wikidata


Wadebridge contains a large number of independent shops each with their own character.

  • Hobgoblin Music. A key spot for acoustic folk musicians, specialising in guitars, accordions banjos etc.



Restaurant/Pub Meals[edit]



  • The Olde HouseThe Olde House, Chapel Amble, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6EN +44 844 7700420. The Olde House offer family, self-catering accommodation with indoor and out door play areas for children. £400pw.



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