Wadebridge is a Cornish town on the North coast of Cornwall. It has a population of approx. 8,000 people.
It was originally known as “wade” The bridge was built in the 15 th Century – hence the name wadebridge – the bridge was refurbished in 1991 and was originally built in 1485.
Wadebridge had a railway station between 1834 and 1967
The Royal Cornwall show is staged every year in June.
The early river crossing had a chapel either side of the river “Kings “chapel on the North and “St Michaels “on the south side.
Andrew Ridgely of the pop band Wham! lives in a converted farmhouse near wadebridge
Wadebridge is a centrally located town and is an ideal base for the camel trail and a family Cornwall holiday.
Wadebridge Annual events
Royal Cornwall show – June
Rock Oyster festival – July
Cornwall folk festival – August
Eglos Craft fair – August
Carnival – August
Prime stock show – November
Garden produce show – November
Wadebridge was originally a market own but later became a foundry town. The bridge was built by Reverend Lovibond and has 17 arches and is 320 ft in length. The bridge was built gained by selling wool.
Wadebridge town hall was opened in 1888.
The term camel means – Elbow
Wadebridge has been listed in the Sunday times best places to live.
Wadebridge boasts Cornwall’s highest number of independent shops and has a weekly market
Wadebridge is an ideal location for a family friendly holiday in Cornwall.