Information Directory

 Our guide to local services, news, facilities, attractions and things to do


Holsworthy Medical Centre The main GP surgery in town, which has a branch of Boots in-house to dispense prescriptions
Holsworthy Community Hospital Has one inpatient ward  (currently closed) and an out-patients department which includes a physiotherapy outpatient area


Holsworthy Post  The weekly local paper
Dipper Mill flood warnings Live updates on the level of the river at Dipper Mill
North Devon Journal
/ Devon Live
 News from the wider Devon area
Bradford and Cookbury website  News, meetings, events, council minutes etc
Milton Damerel website  News, meetings, events
Holsworthy Hamlets website  News, meetings, events
Shebbear website News, meetings, events
Petrockstowe website  News, meetings, events
Black Torrington website  News, meetings, events


Bus transport

Holsworthy Rural Community Transport

Maps and timetables on the County Council website

Charity providing transport in this rural area, especially for those without their own vehicle

South West Trains

Great Western Railway

 Rail services in the county and to London


Holsworthy Information Centre  One stop shop at the Memorial Hall in Holsworthy for local accommodation, attractions and other information


Job Centre Plus Information on local job centres and a guide to benefits and support

Post Offices

Find My Post Office Details of local Post Offices (Holsworthy and Shebbear mobile)


Plough Arts Centre For live music, theatre, exhibitions and more. Café serving meals and drinks.
Rebel Cinema  Latest releases in a cosy modern auditorium.
Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple  Located in the centre of Barnstaple the Queen’s Theatre is a friendly and welcoming 680-seat theatre which offers a lively and diverse programme of events.
Holsworthy Museum  At the main Holsworthy car park, displays of local artefacts, and a good source of local historical information
 HATS Theatre  Annual pantomime, theatre productions


 The Ruby Country Walks and rides in the local area.
Tarka Trail 30 miles for walking and cycling between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon.
Dunsland A National Trust country park, on the site of a former mansion, that burnt down in 1967.
Rosemoor RHS Garden at  Torrington – interest throughout the year, sculpture exhibitions, marquee for concerts and events.

Local Facilities

Memorial Hall The central hall in Holsworthy, for events, coffee mornings and more
Bradford & Cookbury Hall Our nearest hall, for meetings, sports, Pilates etc
Holsworthy Leisure Centre With a 25m pool, sports hall, fitness studio
Ruby Oak Park  Home of “Aquastars”, with 25m pool, fitness studio, coffee bar (open to the public) near Brandis Corner


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