A market town on the Camel Estuary, Wadebridge has a stunning 14-arch medieval bridge believed to have been built on sacks of wool. |
It was erected in the late 15th century to replace a ferry across the hazardous Camel.
During the Civil War the bridge was of such strategic significance that Oliver Cromwell himself captured it with an army of 1,000 horsemen and 500 dragoons.
The town has more than a dozen beaches within easy reach on Cornwall’s northern coast and each year, since 1960, has staged the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show. Nearby stands the beautiful 18th century mansion of Pencarrow.