Information about Parking in Wadebridge
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Wadebridge is a small town, and one of Cornwall’s main market havens. It holds the entrance to the Camel Trail, which is the current 3rd biggest attraction within the whole of Cornwall. Wadebridge sits in the parish of North Cornwall and was initially known as Wade, until a bridge was created back in the 15th century and the name reverted to Wadebridge. At one point, Wadebridge was the key route of trade from the River Camel, bringing coal from South Wales and goods from Bristol. This was until the formation of the railway in 1834 that was in service until 1967.
Throughout the first World War, the town of Wadebridge became a home to refugees from both Belgium and Holland. A Park Street home was renovated into a Calvinist chapel to help them. Then during the whole of the second World War, there were only three bombs dropped in the vicinity of Wadebridge, on a hill, there was insignificant damage and no casualties were reported.
Wadebridge’s centrally pivotal location means it acts as a base to explore more of North Cornwall’s attractions and beauty. Close to beaches, countryside and spectacular seaside based Cornish towns and villages, it is a place with many things to do. Wadebridge is also often an inclusion of the ‘Best Places to Live list’ in the newspaper The Sunday Times.
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Parking in Wadebridge
There are four car parks in Wadebridge itself, one long stay and three short stay, all with disabled parking access. For further details and parking information that is found below, visit Cornwall.Gov.uk for more information.
Goldsworthy Way Car park (PL27 7DS) short stay (59 spaces including disabled spaces)
Charges apply to all who park: Monday to Sunday 9am – 4pm
- Up to 1 hour - £0.70p
- Up to 2 hours - £1.50
- 2 to 3 hours - £3.10
No charge between 4pm – 9am
Jubilee Road Car Park (PL27 7AD) and Library Car Park (Pl27 7BX) Short stay (spaces unknown)
1st November to Maundy Thursday (the day before Good Friday)
Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm
Free parking on Sundays and free between 6pm – 9pm.
Good Friday to 31st October
Monday to Sunday (Including bank holidays) 8am – 6pm
Free parking between 6pm – 9pm
Charges as follows:
- Up to 1 hour - £0.60p
- Up to 2 hours £1.20
- Up to 3 hours £2.00
- Up to 4 hours £2.40
Piggy Lane Car park (PL27 7AP) long stay (197 spaces including disabled spaces)
1st April to 31st October charges as follows:
Monday to Sunday 9am – 4pm
- Up to 1 hour - £0.70
- 1 to 2 hours - £1.50
- 2 to 3 hours - £3.00
- 3 to 4 hours - £4.50
- 24 hours - £5.00
There is no charge between 4pm – 9am
A weekly pass can be purchased for £35.00 via the pay by mobile system.
1st November to 14th March charges as follows:
Monday to Sunday 9am – 4pm
- Per hour - £1.50
- 24 hours - £10.00
No charge from 4pm - 9am
Season and Rover tickets are available to buy at this car park for details and prices and the best ticket to buy see Cornwall Permits and Season tickets for all information.
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Wadebridge is a haven of adventure, with an array of activities to partake in, galleries, museums and historical houses and castles to visit. It is home to the entrance of Cornwall’s third most popular attraction, the Camel Trail, that was made on a disused 11 mile railway, which used to be the route of the Atlantic Express from London to the West of England. The trail snakes its way alongside the estuary running between Wadebridge and Padstow, before creeping up the hills of Bodmin Moor and Blisland. It provides some of the most magnificent views in the whole of England and is an extremely well liked trail for cyclists and walkers alike.
In nearby villages such as Egloshayle which is a 3 minute drive or 20 minute walk, there is the public house, which dates back to the 12th century, ‘The Earl of St Vincent’ to visit. Or perhaps the gorgeous Elizabethan manor Prideaux Place, which has a view over the charmingly scenic fishing harbour of Padstow, a 20 minute drive away.
For those seeking beach days, Wadebridge is situated within a 10 mile driving radius to a variety of beaches, from a surfers paradise, to family and dog friendly, or those romantic coves. Harlyn Bay (9.5 miles), St George’s Cove (8.5 miles), Polzeath (7 miles) and Constantine Bay (10 miles).
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The closest train station to Wadebrigde is Bodmin Parkway Train Station (PL30 4BB) with services to and from London, the West and the Southwest. The GWR website for Bodmin Parkway provides all the required information about trains and prices.
The following buses pass via Wadebridge from varying places throughout North Cornwall: 1, 11A, 12, 34, 95, 410.
Bus 11a runs a direct service from Bodmin Parkway Train Station to Wadebridge.
The A roads A30 and A39 are the best accessible route, which run all the way round and through Cornwall and lead you into Wadebridge. You reach the A roads via the M5, a major motorway that runs along the whole of the South West.
Disabled Parking in Wadebridge
In all car parks in Wadebridge, blue badge holders must display a valid badge during times of charges, including a clock that displays the times of arrival in their car and pays the required fee of their duration in the car park. Parking is not free for blue badge holders, however, a free hour is automatically added onto your time of arrival if blue badges and clocks are displayed correctly.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Wadebridge, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations around Wadebridge. The closest ones to Wadebridge itself are:
- Wadebridge Higher Trenant Office (PL27 6TW)
- The Olde House (PL27 6EN)
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekend & Bank Holiday Parking in Wadebridge
In the car parks Goldsworthy and Piggy Lane there is no charge for overnight parking between 4pm and 9am and they both charge over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
Jubilee and the Library car park doesn’t offer overnight parking and charges are included on bank holidays.
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How far is Wadebridge from Padstow?
Padstow is a mere 5 miles from Wadebridge and is a popular tourist destination.
Are there beaches near Wadebridge?
Yes, there is an array of all different types of beaches all within a 10 mile radius of the town Wadebridge.
How long is the Camel Trail?
The camel trail is 18 miles long and can be walked or cycled.
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