Bodmin

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Shire Hall, Bodmin, Cornwall
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Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Discover Bodmin

One of Cornwall’s oldest towns, Bodmin has had its fair share of trail blazing moments. The Cornish Rebellion started here in 1497 when 15,000 Cornishmen marched on London. It was in Bodmin that the pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck was proclaimed King Richard IV in the same year, and another uprising in 1549 saw Bodmin at the centre of the Prayer Book Rebellion. 

Today the town is somewhat more tranquil and its imposing granite buildings reflect the town’s importance during the tin mining boom in the 19th century and its position as the former administrative centre of Cornwall. A quick walk around Bodmin reveals the old county courtroom which is now a unique visitor attraction, the imposing and eerie county jail, renowned for its ghosts, and the 15th Century church of St Petroc, the largest parish church in the county.

Reasons to visit Bodmin

  • Steeped in history 
  • Brilliant walking – Join ‘The Saints Way’ trail, a coast to coast walk from Padstow to Fowey 
  • Centrally located in the heart of Cornwall 
  • Close to the beautiful landscape that is Bodmin Moor 
  • Six fantastic attractions in walking distance from the town centre 

Things to do in Bodmin

  • Cycle to the coast on The Camel Trail. Most people do the shorter and easier route along the cycle and walking path to Padstow from Wadebridge, so why not stretch your legs a bit and start your 22 mile round trip in Bodmin? 
  • Head to Cardinham woods, situated on the outskirts of Bodmin where you will find four marked trails to choose from perfect for cycling or walking, a wooden play area to keep the kids entertained and a river to paddle in throughout the warmer months
  • Solve a Victorian crime at the Courtroom Experience at the Shire Hall in the town centre. Attend the re-enactment of the trial of Matthew Weekes who stood accused of murder back in 1844. Did he really do it? You decide. Sessions run hourly from 11:00 
  • Enjoy a picnic at Delphi Bridge, a secluded spot near St Breward on Bodmin Moor; listen out for the DeLank River forming pools of water perfect for paddling 
  • Get steamed up at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Cornwall’s only full size working steam railway which takes you on a nostalgic journey through the rolling countryside 
  • Military buffs can pay a visit to the evocative Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum charting the regiment’s illustrious history from 1702 to WW2. Open all year
  • Step back in time to the ghoulish days of crime and punishment at Bodmin Jail, once the county’s high security prison where the last execution took place in 1909 
  • There are a total of seven Holy Wells dotted around Bodmin Town that in times gone by were visited by devotees in search of health and omens. Search them out as you explore the town
  • Have a picnic up on Bodmin Beacon a hill situated high above the town. Presided over by a 144 feet tall obelisk in memory of 19th century military commander Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert, the area around the Beacon is now a nature reserve with outstanding panoramic views over the Cornish countryside 

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Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > St. Breward > Mid Cornwall > Bodmin > Film and Literature > Poldark
Hallagenna Cottages are situated adjacent to Bodmin Moor, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy stunning uninterrupted views virtually from your door, or explore all that Cornwall has to offer from this central location

Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Launceston > Bodmin
Beechgrove offers a charming blend of Victorian features and contemporary luxury in the spacious guest suite. Launceston is ideally placed for exploring Cornwall, while a glowing reputation and great attention to detail ensure a memorable visit.

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Bodmin > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Liskeard
Glamping in the heart of Rural Cornwall in a Luxury Yurt.  Each yurt has a proper king sized bed and a cosy woodburning stove and two single futons.  Perfect for a short break away from it all or a family holiday

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Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Mid Cornwall > Bodmin > Film and Literature > Poldark
5 star luxury farmhouse accommodation in central Cornwall, 2 miles from A30. Very close to Eden and Lanhydrock House & Gardens. Peaceful location with magnificent views. Cream tea on arrival. Award winning Aga cooked breakfasts and 6ft superking beds

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Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Bodmin > Film and Literature > Poldark
An oasis of tranquility in the heart of Cornwall. Self-catering Cabins and Bungalows, Glamping Wigwams and Pods, Camping, Caravans. Small peaceful family site - featured in 'Cool Camping for Kids'.   

Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > St. Breward > Mid Cornwall > Bodmin > Film and Literature > Poldark
Dog friendly detached self catering holiday cottages nestling in a sheltered Cornish valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor in St Breward. One of the most idyllic locations in all Cornwall, Darrynane is the ideal destination.

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Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Bodmin > Film and Literature > Poldark
Welcome to our little piece of heaven. A warm welcome is assured with a Cornish cream tea on arrival at our two Grade II listed 17th century child and dog friendly cottages.

Bodmin > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Liskeard
A lovely hotel near Liskeard, Cornwall with over two acres of its own gardens overlooking the Looe Valley. Offering luxury en-suite rooms, a comfortable well stocked bar and a restaurant.

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