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Things to do in Bodmin

Picturesque town and an ideal base for exploring more of Cornwall

Are you looking for interesting things to do in Bodmin? We've got lots of ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.

Known for...   Bodmin Moor, Bodmin Gaol and Beast of Bodmin


Did you know...

  • John Arnold, famous watchmaker and inventor was born and raised in Bodmin.
  • Bodmin is a very popular location for film and television shoots. Much of The Beatles 'Magical mystery tour' was shot there.



 

  Attractions

Bodmin And Wenford Railway

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 1AQ

0120873555

Recommended by Pamela Bryant, Birmingham

 

Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail is a unique heritage asset and all weather family attraction.
Berrycoombe Road
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 2NR

Recommended by Traceyanne Holmes, Cardiff
“You can walk around freely downstairs the have a lovely meal and drink in the bar upstairs”

 

Restormel Castle

English Heritage - Great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle.
Nr Restormel Road
Lostwithiel
Cornwall
PL22 0EE

 

Lanhydrock

National Trust - Magnificent High Victorian country house.
Cornwall
PL30 5AD

Recommended by Alison Dawes, Worcester

 
 

  Parks

Cabilla And Redrice Woods Nature Reserve FREE

Situated in the Glyn Valley, this is one of the largest and finest ancient woodlands in Cornwall.
near Bodmin
Cornwall
PL30 4BE

 

Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve FREE

Most people have seen the monument standing proud above Bodmin, but how many realise what lies at its feet.
Bodmin Moor
Cornwall
PL31 1ND

 

Colliford Lake Park FREE

With ample parking, picnic areas and lakeside walks, Colliford provides the opportunity for a peaceful day in the countryside.
Bodmin Moor
Cornwall
PL14 6PZ

 

Cardinham Woods FREE

Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders.
Carminnow Cross
near Bodmin
Cornwall
PL30 4AL

 

Helman Tor Nature Reserve FREE

This large wetland complex spreading from the slopes of Helman Tor is one of the wildlife gems of the County.
between Redmoor and Bokiddick
Cornwall
PL30 5DF

 
 

  Leisure centres

Dragon Leisure Centre

We have great indoor and outdoor sports facilities for swimming, tennis, badminton, squash and all-weather football and hockey.
Lostwithiel Road
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 1DE

 

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