Attractions in Bodmin

  • Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built at the turn of the 14th century, survives in good condition.

  • Thirty acres of variedly landscaped gardens including woodland walk, Japanese garden and ponds and lakes

  • Impressive late Victorian country house near Bodmin with extensive servants' quarters, church, gardens and wooded estate

  • Historic Georgian House, beautiful gardens and superb collection of pictures, furniture and porcelain.

  • Bodmin Jail, which was built as the County Prison in 1778 and was notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings, is now a fascinating museum

  • A Victorian murder mystery set in the original county courtrooms of Bodmin's Shire Hall.

  • Regarded as amongst the finest military museums in the South West, Cornwall's Regimental Museum is located in the Keep, close to Bodmin town centre.

  • Town museum charting the history of Bodmin from the Ston Age through to the Victorian heyday and World War II. Varied collections including natural history, military and a recreation Cornish kitchen

  • The Bodmin & Wenford Railway is the only standard gauge railway in the county to run both steam and diesel trains