Bodmin Cornwall - North Cornwall
Bodmin Accommodation - Attractions - Hotels
A visit to Cornwall would not be complete if you do not stop at Bodmin in Cornwall, and it’s not just for its historical background – although that’s one reason for such visit – but mostly for its gorgeous sites, and cosy restaurants and pubs. Although Bodmin isn’t just about restaurants, It also carries with it a piece of Cornish history.
Bodmin is a town which lies in the center of Cornwall where St Petroc’s Church is located. St Petroc’s Church is considered the largest parish church in Cornwall. According to history records, St Petroc gave Bodmin an alternate name which he coined after his own name, Petrockstow. Going back to the church, there is a holy well which was traditionally used to treat eye diseases.
Other than the church at Bodmin, another site worth seeing is the Bodmin Gaol – a prison that was once notorious for its grim treatment of people who were jailed in its confines. Built in 1778, Bodmin Gaol, based on records, used to house 10 prisoners in one cell with no beds or any other furniture.
Of course there’s also the Bodmin Railway that you shouldn’t miss for the world: the Town Museum that speaks of the county town from the earliest times up to World War II, and the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Regimental Museum, which holds a fine collection of small arms and machine guns, and maps, uniforms, paintings, and other military equipment.
The former Shire Hall is also another interesting place to visit by anyone planning to roam the town. The Shire Hall is now the tourist information Center. Anyone who wishes to go to the town should not forget to visit the georgous Lanhydrock House, now a national trust property that was a home to the Robarte family for 600 years. The house is set in lush gardens and parkland, stretching along River Fowey. To the north of Bodmin is the Gregorian mansion called Pencarrow House which is surrounded by 50 acres of woodland.
The Bodmin Moor Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is another one on the list of my itineraries. People consider it a superb, rugged and a beautiful part of the Cornish countryside. Bodmin is one place in Cornwall where you can treat yourself to sumptuous meals in its restaurants. The Nineteen Bistro and Bar is one of these restaurants that you shouldn’t miss. It offers relaxed dining at noon and at night. Modern English menus are available, offering the local produce of Bodmin. The landmark pub and restaurant in the Lea Valley near Trago Mills is a place where parking space isn’t a problem, or dining spaces due to its spacious outside patio area.
The Hole in the Wall in Crockwell Street, Red Rose Tandoori in Fore Street, Crown Inn in Lanlivery and other dining establishments in the area are worth the money. Bodmin’s main industry throughout its history is tin manufacturing; not exactly fishing. Bodmin in Corwall is one place where you can forget all your daily pressures of life and give in to total relaxation as if you owned all the time in the world.
Therefore, when visiting the area and are uncertain of the places of interest that you would like to visit, check out the visitor’s center as they will be sure to help you find the attractions that interest you as well as give you tips on accommodation including hotels, cottages, and bed and breakfasts.
Cornwall has a warmer climate than most of the other areas within the United Kingdom, which offers a lot more to the visitors and residents. There are many beautiful plants that you can find growing around Cornwall. If you choose to stay in a holiday cottage, you may find some of those plants in the yard.
Visiting Bodmin can be a great adventure for you as an individual, as a couple, or even as a family. With the town having so many local attractions and historical sites, there is something for everyone to enjoy. This town in Cornwall has so many legends that anyone would love to explore and receive more information about. However, other than the attractions and historical significance Bodmin holds, it is important to remember your accommodation needs.