Lt TAXIS in Holsworthy, Devon
Our Holsworthy Taxi Service
Our Holsworthy Taxis and Private Hire Services, part of Lt Taxis, are available throughout Holsworthy and the surrounding area. We are able to cover journeys to and from all of the neighbouring towns and villages, from Bude to Okehampton, or Launceston to Barnstaple. In fact Lt TAXIS & Private Hire is a regional taxi firm covering the whole of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. So..... if we pick you up from Holsworthy we can take you anywhere you wish! The length of your journey is immaterial to us, as long as the journey starts or finishes in one of the counties above, we can take you. Our Holsworthy Taxis offer you a great service every time, that is good value for money, reliable and safe. To us customer satisfaction is paramount. You can see our customer charter by clicking on the link. We provide clean tidy vehicles, and all of our Holsworthy Taxi drivers have been DBS police checked, so if safety and value for money are major concerns for you, book with Holsworthy Taxis every time!
Holsworthy is a town in the north west of Devon. Occupying a hill top site since the saxon times, it is a historic market town with hundreds of years of history and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1154 Holsworthy became a safe trading centre (known as a port town). The date of the original charter for the market and charter fair is between 1154 and 1185. The population as recorded for 2001 census was 2,256. Holsworthy is twinned with Aunay-sur-Odon, Calvados, France. During WWII there was a POW Camp at Exhibition Field (now Stanhope Park) Holsworthy. It was Camp No. 42. A reminder of this time can be seen in St Peter's Church where there is a crucifix carved by a German POW, and two hand painted stained glass windows made by Italian POWs. The windows were originally used in a hut which served as their own Roman Catholic Church. Today there is a thriving outdoor Pannier Market on a Wednesday, along with one of the largest weekly Cattle Markets in the South West. The streets come to life and buzz with visitors mingling with local people and farmers and their families who come to town to buy and sell and generally socialise, just as they have done for generations.
Events in Holsworthy
Outdoor pannier market every Wednesday
One of the largest livestock markets in South West England
Craft fairs held 4 times a year in the Memorial Hall
Farmers' market held every Wednesday
A vintage car rally is held every June
St Peter’s Fair every July which lasts for one week and features live entertainment and music
A highlight of the town's calendar and of the the local farming community is the one day Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show which is held annually on usually the third Thursday in August.
Holsworthy Carnival is held every November. This is Devon’s last carnival of the season.
Where is Holsworthy?
Holsworthy is located near the county border with Cornwall and lies 9 miles from the coastal resort of Bude. It is on the intersection of the A388 and A3072 roads, and is situated on the River Deer, which is a tributary of the River Tamar. The Tamar marks the boundary between Devon and Cornwall. A few approximate straight line distances are:- Land's End lies 80 miles (128 km) to the south west; Smeaton's Tower Plymouth is 32 miles (51 km) to the south south west and Exeter is 36 miles (58 km) to the east south east. Bristol lies 88 miles (143 km) to the north east and Central London is 189 miles (304 km) to the north east.
Where can our Holsworthy taxis meet you?
We can of course pick you up from your home or work address, your holiday accommodation or anywhere you happen to be in the town. If you are at the hospital or the golf club and need to get home, or to another town we can accommodate you. You call the shots, just call us!