The ancient County town of Bodmin and surrounding moorland possess a mysterious charm and character sure to captivate your heart. Historically interesting and naturally beautiful, this area provides an excellent base for exploring Cornwall, as most destinations in the county are reachable in an hour. The town’s name originally coming from ‘Bod Meneghi’, meaning ‘dwelling of the monks’ was used as the administrative centre for Cornwall for many years.

There are many leisure activities and events in Bodmin to keep you amused. Take the steam train from Bodmin station through the picturesque Cornish countryside, or do a spot of shopping in the Market House Arcade shopping centre, with its many individual specialist shops.

You can also go back in time and enjoy one of the many museums and heritage attractions including The Beacon, Bodmin Gaol and the ‘Murder on the Moor’ courtroom experience at Shire Hall, where you can partake as a member of the jury in the recreation of a famous Victorian murder trial. Nearby Bodmin, there are a selection of historic houses and gardens such as Pencarrow House.

One particular beauty is National Trust owned Lanhydrock House and gardens with magnificent displays of Victorian gardens- a very special place and well worth a visit.

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