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Holsworthy Information Centre

The Holsworthy Information Centre can be found in the Manor Car Park which is located just off the Town Square and is part of the Holsworthy Memorial Hall Complex

Holsworthy Information Centre is a predominantly volunteer-based organisation, that has information on just about every aspect of the leisure attractions and hospitality and accommodation facilities in the Ruby Country and wider Devon area.

The Information Centre carries an extensive range of Tourism brochures for local attractions and also farther afield in Devon and Cornwall.

Tickets for events and attractions Local gifts and crafts

The team can provide information about just about every aspect of the local area, including accommodation, transport, leisure facilities and much more. If they don’t have the information readily available, they will point you in the right direction.

The Town also has many fine independent shops within a short walking distance of a large Car Park, a Waitrose, several public houses and places to eat and a nearby Golf Course. On every Wednesday a lively Pannier Market trades from the Town Square selling a fine range of quality goods and food.

Holsworthy really is the land between the moors as it lies on the outskirts of both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and is only nine miles from the sea at Bude. It therefore provides a gateway to the other many beautiful places in Devon and Cornwall.

The Town is set within the Heart of the Ruby Country, the name given to the 45 Parishes around Holsworthy and the Ruby Country Visitor Information Centre operates from premises within the Memorial Hall. The name Ruby relates to the fine and unique breed of cattle that is reared in the area and is a reminder of the importance of farming to the area.

Holsworthy was given a Royal Charter for a Fair and Market by Henry the second somewhere between 1155 and 1185 and in 1154 it became a Port Town, meaning a safe trading centre. It also has two viaducts, a reminder of the bygone era of the steam train that used to link Holsworthy to Okehampton and onward to London Waterloo Station. The Town comes alive in the first week of July every year when St Peters Fair is held which includes the Pretty Maid Ceremony, the meeting of the Court Leet and Portreeve and many other celebrations and events held during the week.

Call: 01409 254185

Holsworthy Information Centre, Manor Car Park, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6DJ

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