Best Things to See & Do in Bodmin


  • A seventeen mile long cycle path which follows the River Camel from Padstow, on the north Cornish coast, to Poley's Bridge, on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

  • 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.

  • Asquiths / Lostwithiel

    Modern British food served in comfortable and elegant surroundings.  Chef and owner Graham uses the best of local produce, including Marine Stewardship Certified fish, with imagination and flair to create dishes with flavours that will make you want to come back again and again.  And that is possible with the excellent value menu prices.

  • Luxulyan Valley river

    Luxulyan Valley consists of 2 miles of beautiful tranquil woodland through which the Par River runs. The valley is also dotted with the remains of the area's mining heritage including the magnificent Treffry viaduct.

  • Camel Trail - Padstow to Bodmin

    The Camel Trail passes through some of Cornwall's most beautiful countryside. It is a completely free resource, which is available throughout the year, and covers a total distance of seventeen miles. Cornwall County Council converted eleven miles...

  • Trippet Stones - Bodmin Moor
    Situated on common ground on Bodmin Moor and around a mile away from the Stripple Stones, the Trippet Stones stone circle has a diameter of around 33 metres. Only 11 of its original 26 stones remain, and of these only eight are still...
  • Indoor Active - soft play

    Soft play and Clip 'n' Climb centre located at Cornwall Services. Features 4 storey purpose-built Soft Play Centre is for children aged 0 to 11 along with 15 climbing walls suitable for older kids (4+).

  • Boconnoc House gardens

    Superb country mansion set in extensive grounds and gardens

  • Boconnoc Steam Fair

    Taking place in July, the Boconnoc Steam Fair promises steam and vintage based fun for all of the family, whatever their ages. Dedicated to the survival of steam-powered motor vehicles, engines and even carousels, the fair offers visitors the...

  • Stripple Stones Circle-Henge
    Located on private farmland on Bodmin Moor, this stone circle from the late Neolithic period is unique in Cornwall as it is the only one build within a henge, that is to say a circular earth and stone mound, or at least the only one...
  • Roughtor summit

    Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a remote, bleak heather covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and bisected by the main A30 road.

  • The Hulers - Minions

    Although today Bodmin Moor is a sparsely populated wilderness area, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that it was once a bustling hub of civilisation and many parts of the moor are literally covered with the remains of...

  • Roughtor summit

    Bodmin Moor remains one of Cornwall's few true wilderness areas. Much of the unspoilt high moorland has Open Access status, which means that members of the public have the right to walk freely within designated areas without having to stick to...

  • Dozmary Pool - Bodmin Moor

    In the heart of magical, mystical Bodmin Moor lies Dozmary Pool, steeped in mystery, myth, and legend. It's a fabulous location for picnics, photography, and peace and quiet, but the atmosphere is undoubtedly a little spooky. Even at the height...