Visit Wadebridge and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wadebridge, Cornwall, has one of the finest medieval bridges in Britain. It dates from c. 1485. The money to build it was raised by Thomas Lovibond, vicar of Egloshayle (½ mile East), who considered the ferry too dangerous. It is said that packs of wool were used to make a firm base for the piers on the deeply-sanded river bed. Now just over 100 yds long, it has been widened twice and reduced from 17 to 14 arches, but most of the east side is original. A little riverside park just North of its east end is an excellent place from which to look at it.
The Wadebridge—Bodmin railway was the first opened in Cornwall (1834) and in the 1960s was one of the first to be closed.
The Iron Age hill-camp of Kelly Rounds or Castle Killibury, 2 miles North East then ½ mile down a track from a crossroads, has been suggested as a possible site for a fort of King Arthur: all you can see, however, is a couple of banks and ditches.
Two miles North, between Chapel Amble and Trewornan Bridge on an arm of the Camel Estuary, is the Walmsley Bird Sanctuary noted for geese and waders.
Nearby towns: Bodmin, Camelford, Padstow, St. Columb Major
Nearby villages: Blisland, Bugle, Cardinham, Davidstow, Delabole, Egloshayle, Helland, Lanivet, Lanlivery, Lerryn, Little Petherick, Lostwithiel, Luxulyan, Michaelstow, Polzeath, Port Isaac, Roche, St. Blazey, St. Breward, St. Columb Minor, St. Dennis, St. Endellion, St. Ervan, St. Eval, St. Issey, St. Kew, St. Mabyn, St. Mawgan, St. Merryn, St. Minver, St. Teath, St. Tudy, St. Winnow, Stenalees, Temple, Tintagel, White Cross, Withiel
Have you decided to visit Wadebridge or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wadebridge bed and breakfast (a Wadebridge B&B or Wadebridge b and b)
- a Wadebridge guesthouse
- a Wadebridge hotel (or motel)
- a Wadebridge self-catering establishment, or
- other Wadebridge accommodation