Holsworthy - Ancient Port Town

Holsworthy is a wonderful town which has a market charter dating back to the 12th century. One thousand years ago it was described as a Port Town. The word Port was a Saxon term for a secure place for trade - a market.

Holsworthy boasts one of the busiest and largest livestock markets in the country and lies in the heart of 'Ruby Country', where a new initiative is underway to provide walking, cycling and horse riding trails through this area of charming countryside.

Focusing on themes such as culture, heritage, food and drink, the trails will offer an excellent opportunity to discover some of the natural features in the town and its surrounding area. 'Ruby Country' is a designated area of tranquillity and its unspoilt beauty is a must for any visitor looking for a taste of traditional Devon life.

With many special events, a sports hall, swimming baths, library with Internet facilities and Stanhope Park (a large public area with children's rides etc), all within easy reach, Holsworthy offers something for everyone throughout the whole year.

An historic market town in the heart of Ruby Country!