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.
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.
The 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.
Play golf at St. Kew Golf Club, PL30 3EF Tel: 01208 841500
Go surfing at one of the many beaches within easy reach of Wadebridge.
The Olde House, The Olde House, Chapel Amble, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6EN, ☎ 0844 7700420, . The Olde House offer family, self-catering accommodation with indoor and out door play areas for children.£400pw. edit
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