This is a perfect central location for exploring all along the rugged north coastline and also inland to Bodmin Moor. Within the town itself there are plenty of art galleries, cafes and craft shops. The award winning Trelawney Garden Centre has a railway themed restaurant and a range of local produce and plants for sale. The John Betjeman Centre is housed within an old railway station, and there is an interesting memorabilia room dedicated to the famous poet. This centre is part of the Camel Trail, which is a fantastic 18 mile track following an old rail line alongside the River Camel. One route from Wadebridge leads to the harbour town of Padstow, or the alternative route ends in Bodmin. There are various hire companies for those wishing to explore the trail by bicycle.
The Royal Cornwall Showground just above the town hosts an annual calendar of events, rallies and shows. For the younger ones Dairyland and Crealy Adventure Park are just a short drive, and the Birds of Prey Centre is a great day out, with a children’s play area and a fishing lake.
There are lots of pretty villages to choose from locally for a walk or pub lunch, including St Kew, Chapel Amble and St Mabyn. There are golf courses at St Enodoc and St Kew highway and the St Minver Bee Centre is worth a visit if passing for a cream tea and to view the bee exhibition. Polzeath and Daymer Bay are lovely family friendly beaches, very popular in the Summer for the rock pools and surfing.
Cornwall is the most western part of the South West of England and is a very popular holiday destination with its array of golden sand beaches and dramatic cliff top scenery. The Cornish peninsular is bordered by sea, north, south and west with just one (land based) entrance and exit route over the eastern border to Devon. Traditionally fishing, mining and agriculture were the mainstays of the local economy but tourism has since replaced these. Cornwall boasts thousands of acres of un-spoilt moorland protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty. All year round, the 630 miles of coastal walks (preserved in part by the National Trust and Duchy of Cornwall), are enjoyed by walkers of all ages. Cornwall is known for its mild climate giving rise to the plethora of botanical & specialist gardens like the Eden project, Trelissick and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. By escaping to Cornwall you can thoroughly immerse yourself in the many contrasts that draw visitors year after year. From the picturesque fishing villages steeped in history to the iconic Eden Project, looking to the future. Survey the changing landscape from moorland to the dramatic & varied Cornish coastline. Sample the freshest gourmet offerings from the abundance of local produce or simply find a quiet spot and unwind with a Cornish clotted cream ice-cream! Wherever you choose to hang up your boots, you will never be far from the sea.
England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.