Bodmin Travel Guide

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    Jamaica Inn
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    Across the moor
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  • From Bolventor
    From Bolventor
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Bodmin Things to Do

  • Bodmin - Another day out in Cornwall

    The Bodmin & Wenford Railway and Bodmin Jail Today I decided to take a day out in Bodmin (Cornwall UK). I left the Redruth area at 9.15am allowing myself an hour for the drive. With the tourist season significantly on the wane traffic was light and I arrived at Bodmin General Railway Station at 10.10am. The Bodmin & Wenford steam Railway For the...

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  • Jamaica Inn

    This *is* Bolventor nowadays. The hamlet is tiny.The village once straddled the A30 Penzance road, so it is hardly surprising that an inn has been on the site since at least the 1500s (and probably lng before that). The present building dates from 1750, with later additions and modifications.The inn is, of course, hugely haunted, with several...

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  • Town Museum

    The Town Museum is a late Victorian building displaying a collection of ores, minerals and fossils, a Cornish kitchen, photographs, artefacts, uniforms and posters and tells the story of the town from the earliest times until the end of World War II. Easter to SeptemberMonday to Friday: 10:30 am to 4:30 pmSaturday: 10:30 am to 2:30 pmOctober to...

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  • Turret Clock

    This granite Turret Clock was built in 1845 marks the site of Bodmin's ancient butter market and is now a grade II listed building.July 2011

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  • Shire Hall

    The Shire Hall was built in 1837-38 at the start of Queen Victoria’s reign, to house the Assize Courts. It hosted many famous trials in its time including that of Matthew Weeks who in 1844, was convicted of the murder of Charlotte Dymond on Bodmin Moor.In 1988, the Courts moved to Truro and the Shire Hall remained unused until 1999, when it was...

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  • Saint Petroc’s Parish Church

    Saint Petroc’s is the largest parish church in Cornwall with the existing building dating back to 1469-72, until the building of Truro Cathedral it was the largest church in Cornwall. The tower remains from the original Norman church and the church went through two Victorian restorations and another in 1930. The church is now listed Grade I. Petroc...

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  • Bodmin jail

    We visited Bodmin jail. The original jail was built for King George III in 1779. The Jail you see today was built by the prisoners who brought the 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin`s “Cuckoo Quarry”. Look at the cold dank cells and let your imagionation work...

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  • Lanhydrock house and garden

    The only reason we went to Bodmin was the Lanhydrock house. Now I've read more tips of this city, I'm ashamed i didn't visit more... mayby next time!Lanhydrock was beautiful, specially the kitchen. And the gardens, the graveyard

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    I found the ladies at the Tourist Info place very helpful. They have a large gift shop as well.The office itself in located on the ground floor of the Shire Hall in the centre of town.Opening times are 10.00 am - 5.00 pm. Monday to Saturday

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  • Day trip to Padstow

    Bodmin is not far from this lovely little harbour town made famous by chef Rick Stein. You can easily drive there or catch a public bus. The buses run regularly each day to and from Padstow in the summer months.I went to Padstow on a Saturday and I left early in the morning and I remember the last bus left Padstow for the return journey at about...

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  • Take a Drive on the Moor to Jamica Inn

    We arrived at Jamaica Inn (now a commercialised travesty of the haunting, bleak place of Daphne DuMaurier's novel) via the quaint little village of Altarnun. It doesn't bear much resemblance to the austere place I first saw in 1963, nor the place where my husband was snowbound one winter night in 1955. I really do not remember that gaudy, garish...

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  • King Doniert's Stone

    This wayside monument to King Doniert probably 9thC.Historical records carved on two branite monoliths.

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  • Dozmary Pool

    With it's alleged connections with King Arthur, said to have beenwhere Arthur's sword Excaliber was thrown after his death.

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  • St.Cleer Holy Well

    In 1858 water flowed from here but only into a muddy pool forcattle.....Now this roadside holy well restored by Captain Rogers in 1864 as amemorial to his grandfather Jhon Jope, vicar of St.Cleer.

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  • The Hurlers

    A group of three Stone circles in the field, Thoose are dating about 1500 BC.And there are two standing stines called Pipers,have legends of men turned to stone for plying on Sunday.And there is strange stone formation called the Cheesewring,It is the remains of a carin where large thick oval slabs balance precaroiusly.

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Bodmin Hotels

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  • Trehellas House

    Washaway, Bodmin, PL30 3AD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club

    Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, PL30 5AQ, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Tredethy Country Hotel

    Helland Bridge, Bodmin, PL30 4QS, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Bodmin Restaurants

  • Nice little cafe.

    This little cafe seemed to be popular. It was situated in colourful Honey street which is in the main shopping part of town. I ordered an American Beef Burger, but was disapointed that the beef patty inside was just one of those cheap frozen ones.Others I noticed were going for the Cream Teas which I think were about 4 pound.

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  • Traditional English Pub

    Here's a nice looking public house for you to visit. The Wheatsheaf is just out of the main part of the town, on the left hand side.

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  • The Weavers

    Here's a delightful looking pub and restaurant, in Honey Street, just over the road from the main car park. there are some interesting shops to browse around too.

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Bodmin Transportation

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    by grayfo Written Jul 23, 2011

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    Dennison Road – Bell Lane

    Located 2 minutes from Fore Street (Town Centre) this is an open air ground level car park with toilets

    Pay and Display

    Long Stay

    Capacity: 62 cars

    Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    3 Hours: £3.00

    Dennison Road, Bodmin PL31 2LW

    July 2011

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Bodmin Shopping

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  • Twice Monthly

    This traditional street market features local farm produce, fruit and vegetables and meat, as well as clothes, hardware and a wealth of other goods, some of which is offered by stallholders who also retail out of stores on Bodmin's high street.We actually visited on July 22, which was the first time this reinstated market had run for over 20...

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  • Pasties again

    Here we found the impressive, smart Bodmin Branch of the delectable Pasty shop we had been to in Wadebridge.We were too late for pasties and had even sold out of bread!Seems you need to go early to sample the pasties.

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Bodmin Local Customs

  • Cornish tin mines

    The owners of the Lanhydrock estate made their mark in the world primarily though the profits arising from their tin-mining interests. This is a very old industry in Cornwall, dating from at least 330 BC, although it really hit its peak between the period 1840-1865. The numerous veins of tin and copper occuring in Cornwall led to many mines being...

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  • "Anyone for Tennis?"

    Well, not quite tennis, but I did happen to spot the arrival of a Lawn Bowls team from Somerset. The ladies wer very well turned out, in their splendid jackets and white skirts. They didn't have much time to chat to me, but were happy for me to take a photo of them!

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bodmin Warnings and Dangers

  • Traffic Jams.

    One thing that has got very much worse is the volume of traffic passing through the town -which is at the crossroads for all traffic using the Moor. It seemed to be particularly bad between about 3.30 and 5pm. Avoid it if you can!We didn't and hit town just as everyone was on the move; I had opted to drive the last part of our journey so drew the...

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  • Alcohol Free Zone!

    Bodmin Town is now an alcohol free zone, and if you are caught consuming alcohol within the zone, you are liable to a fine of up to £500.00 (Five Hundered Pounds). At least this has helped to control the Larger Louts, although really, I have no idea if there ever were such louts!

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Bodmin Off The Beaten Path

  • Colliford Lake

    Colliford Lake is a popular reservoir on the Bodmin Moor in mystical Cornwall. It covers over 900 acres of land and is the second largest lake in Cornwall. Right off the A30 trunk by Bolventor it is also close to Bodmin. A 50 acre adventure and nature park called "Colliford Lake Park" is along its shores featuring hiking and themed trails,...

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  • Three Wishes Faerie Festival

    One of Europe's most infamous and exciting Faerie Festivals, Three Wishes does not disappoint in the Realms of Enchantment. It was my first (of hopefully many) Three Wishes Faerie Fests. A gathering place for the faery clans to meet with the mortal humans in heartland of the historic faerie tromping grounds of history ... in Bodmin Moor, on the...

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  • Public Toilets

    Not sure where to put this tip but it is an emportant one. Any seasoned traveller will tell you that toilets are paramount!The Bodmin public toilets are situated near the town centre just round the corner from Mount Folly near the park.

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  • History of Bodmin

    Bodmin is an ancient trading town that lies on a route that crosses Cornwall North to South called the Saint's Way. The town was sometimes referred to as the Mariner's Way due to merchants from Wales, Ireland and Northern France who crossed Cornwall overland from the Camel to the Fowey.At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 Bodmin was the only...

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  • Walk along in Bodmin

    I am not even sure anymore what this is but when you are walking around you will surely pass by. Maybe anyone can tell what it is?

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  • The main shopping area

    This is Bodmin High Street, where all the larger shops are located. Woolworth, WH Smith's, several Banks, estate agents, and a host of other shops.Although not pedestrianised, the road is one-way (up hill), and is really only for very local 'local' traffic and tradesmens' vans, etc.

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