Camelford

Camelford is obviously named after the Ford across the River Camel. The River Camel's name is based on Cornish words rather than any humped animals. The word cam means crooked while the second half could be derived from heyl which is estuary or pol which is stream. However, due to the more common meaning, the town hall now has a golden camel weather vane

Camelford mostly developed as a town because of its position on the historical trading routes between Launceston and Wadebridge. It is also an ideal location to visit many of the fascinating villages in the area.

The town has a private museum, the North Cornwall Museum that is set in a building that previously used to make coaches / wagons in. Other interesting buildings include The Indian King Arts Centre that was formerly an inn and is named after a visiting Native American King in the 18th Century.

Camelford is also part of the Camel Trail which is miles of disused railway lines that are now used for riding and walking on connecting the towns of Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin.

Camelford Hotels

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

Camelford
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Lanteglos Country House Hotel
Camelford
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Silvermoon
St Teath, between Camelford and Wadebridge
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Paths End
Camelford
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The Countryman Hotel

Holiday Homes in the area.

Camelford
Property FCH50167
Camelford (1ml W)
Property FCH4954
Camelford
Roofers Retreat
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Treval Lodge No 40
Camelford
Trevinny Lodge No 37