Bodmin - The heart and soul of Cornwall.
Historians will tell you that Bodmin is the only Cornish Town mentioned in The Doomsday Book. And that, throughout history Bodmin has been the heart and soul of
Cornwall. Yet Bodmin is almost ignored as a holiday town - which is a terrible waste! Bodmin is a gem of a town -
with excellent shops, nice pubs and restaurants, and some fine places to stay.
And Bodmin is the ideal choice if you plan to tour Cornwall.
The town lies right at the centre of Cornwall - beside the A30 (Cornwall's main artery).
It is equidistant from both the north and the south Cornwall coasts, and within easy reach of most major attractions.
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Top Ten 10 Things To Do In Bodmin
Bodmin Jail (Bodmin Gaol)
This spooky former prison has a long and bloody history.
These days it is a "London Dungeon" style experience/museum. Here you can also "enjoy"
the scariest night-time guided walk in all of haunted Cornwall!
The Courtroom Experience
In 1844 the body of 18 year old Charlotte Dymond was found on Bodmin Moor.
A local boy, Matthew Weeks, was tried and executed for her murder - but a lot of people think
he was an innocent patsy.
The Courtroom Experience is a re-enactment of the trial - with you as the jury! Great fun!
Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway
Take a trip through some beautiful countryside on a steam train.
The Military Museum
Nice museum recording the history of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
Magnificent Mansion within two miles of Bodmin. A fascinating day out .
And Golfers can leave their families to enjoy the house - while they play a round on the
superb Lanhydrock Golf Course.
Another beautiful mansion - built in the 1760s - surrounded by magnificent gardens and
woodlands. Three miles from Bodmin - on the Wadebridge road.
Camel Valley Vineyard
Not many people know this - but Cornwall is home to a world class wine maker!
World renowned bubbly without the French snobbery! The vineyard is open to the public - so
pop in for tour and a tipple! Cheers!
The Camel Trail
This gorgeous trail used to be a railway-line - so it is nice and flat!
It will take you through some stunning countryside, all the way to the North Cornwall Coast at
Padstow. Hire a bike and have a great family day out!
Lanhydrock Golf Course
One of the Top Ten Golf Courses in Cornwall.
A stunning parkland course and a decent test of golfing ability.
Unlike Dartmoor - which is often more crowded than Piccadilly Circus - Bodmin Moor is
"undiscovered". You can't get within a hundred feet of Stonehenge these days - there is a
fence around it! But on Bodmin Moor you can have unfenced standing stones all to yourself!
Bodmin Moor is also peppered with wonderful Cornish villages - including... Withiel,
Nanstallon, Cardinham, Lanivet, and Altanun - with its fabulous church ("The Cathedral in
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