Things to do in Bodmin

This inland Cornish town is steeped in history and provides a fascinating insight into Cornwall's past. Bodmin has plenty of attractions that tell the tales of the past, and several outdoor beauty spots just waiting to be explored.

Visiting Bodmin offers a captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Travel back in time at the attractions, or savour the impressive landscape with an outdoor adventure.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Bodmin's Attractions

Bodmin has plenty of attractions that are perfect for all the family. History is certainly the main focus in this town. Travel back to the 1700s at Bodmin Jail to hear the stories of the inmates, or journey through the rolling countryside on a steam train from Bodmin Railway. Discover an authentic Grade II listed Victorian Army Keep at Cornwall's Army Museum, or step back into Victorian times at Lanhydrock House.

Cardinham Woods
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Bodmin Moor

Outdoor Adventures

Bodmin is also known for its moorland. Compact in size, though overflowing with things to see and do, Bodmin Moor is the rugged heart of Cornwall. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking. The moor is crossed by the Smugglers Way, running from Boscastle to Looe taking in the two highest hills, Brown Willy and Roughtor. Around the edge runs the 60 mile Copper Trail, linking former mining villages, and there are countless public footpaths to explore if you have a map at hand.

For an easier family stroll, you can visit Cardinham Woods only a short drive from the town centre. Nestled in the valley, Cardinham has a number of walking trails suitable for all the family. Don't forget to pack a picnic or visit the Woods Cafe.

For an adventure on two or three wheels, you can pick up the Camel Trail from Bodmin. Cycle on to Wadebridge, or challenge yourself to complete the trail to Padstow.

With a treasure trove of activities and a fascinating history waiting to be uncovered, there's lots to keep you busy when visiting Bodmin. Discover more and plan your days out today.

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