Spotlight on Holsworthy

Holsworthy is a pretty market town situated in the Torridge area and is surrounded by rolling green hills and wooded valleys.

Holsworthy is a pretty market town of situated in the Torridge area and is surrounded by rolling green hills and wooded valleys. On its doorstep are a number of walking, cycling and riding trails , making Holsworthy a great base for exploring the area, even if less mobile.  The coast is of course nearby but the café at Roadford Lake Cafe maybe more your thing. Overlooking the water, you’ll find this South West Lakes Trust venue caters well for all ages. Near to Holsworthy is Blagdon Wharf Farm Shop where you are sure of a very friendly welcome. In town, Filter Through Cafe is a popular spot for our Care Professionals to meet.

Holsworthy is just a short distance from the Hartland Peninsula and its beautiful, dramatic views and is an ideal base for visiting the various National Parks including Dartmoor Exmoor and Bodmin in neighbouring Cornwall.

In Holsworthy itself you can pop into Holsworthy Memorial Hall, where you will find the Information Centre and you can attend a Lunch Club every Monday for £8 (arrive at noon for a 1230 lunch).  Do book as it is very popular!  Off the same car park is Holsworthy Museum and very close by is Holsworthy Library. The local Holsworthy pick me up minibus service is also based from the Memorial Hall.

The beautiful church in Holsworthy is a place which must be visited.  The The Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Holsworthy is Grade II* listed.  The present church dates from the mid-13th century.

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At the heart of the local Ruby Country (named after the famous ruby red cattle), Holsworthy’s reputation has solid foundations in its agricultural heritage. Historically, the town has always been the centre for livestock having one of the largest livestock markets in the south-west having held one somewhere in the town since 1904. The Holsworthy Livestock Market might now be on the outskirts of the town, run by Kivells but that doesn’t stop Holsworthy from being the centre of the Ruby Country and for being known for its sustainable farming methods.