Holsworthy is a market town situated in the north west of Devon, nine miles from the coastal resort of Bude.
The Church of St Peter and St Paul is the parish church, and there has been a church on the site since around 1130. The Church of St Peter displays a crucifix, carved by a German prisoner of war, and also two hand stained glass windows made by Italian POWs. During World War II, POW Camp No. 42 (Exhibition Field Camp) was situated in what is now Stanhope Close.
Holsworthy holds a vintage car rally every June. The week long St Peter's Fair is held every July and lasts for one week. A one day agricultural show which began in 1886 is held annually at the end of July. Holsworthy also boast Devon's last carnival of the season, held every November.