Bodmin

Bodmin was formerly the county town of Cornwall and as such has some impressive
buildings.

Amongst them is St Petroc's Church rebuilt in the 15th Century , but based on an earlier building that dates back to the 7th Century, where St Petroc's bones were said to have been buried .

The Shire Hall, a County Assize court, a Market House Arcade, (where the corn and butter markets were under one roof) and the Bodmin Jail, now disused but open as an attraction where people can experience 150 years of its use.

There is also a tall obelisk built in honour of Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert who was a General in the British Bengal Army in India and related to the Sir Walter Raleigh of Queen Elizabeth 1 time.

Nearby historic houses include Pencarrow owned by the St Aubyn family and Lanhydrock a National Trust property.

Obviously Bodmin is an ideal starting point for people who wish to walk on the moors but beware of the "Beast of Bodmin" where there were supposedly frequent signs of a large cat like creature who roamed the area.

Bodmin Hotels
Bodmin Cottages and Holiday Homes

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

Bodmin
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Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club
Washaway near Bodmin
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Trehellas House
Washaway near Bodmin
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Park Farmhouse
near Bodmin
Country House Hotel
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Tredethy House
Bodmin
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Westberry Hotel

Holiday Homes in the area.