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.

Wadebridge history

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.