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Bodmin Parkway

National Rail | station code BOD

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Bodmin Parkway station is about 3 miles from Bodmin town and there is no easy walking route. Buses depart from the station entrance to the town centre and Bodmin Parkway PlusBus tickets can be used for this journey. Bodmin Parkway is a convenient interchange for buses to Wadebridge, Padstow, Port Isaac and Tintagel. For bus times see Transport for Cornwall. Taxis are available too.

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Bodmin & Wenford Railway (at station)

A 13 mile standard-gauge steam railway to Bodmin General (½ mile from town centre) and Boscarne Junction. The restored Bodmin General station is the line's headquarters with an exhibition coach and worshop viewing area. Cafes at Bodmin Parkway and General stations, bar and buffet on most trains. Events programme.
Open see website for days and train times.

Lanhydrock NT 1¾ miles

A magnificent Jacobean House refurbished in high-Victorian style after a devastating fire. The perfect country house and estate with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home. Both sides of Victorian life can be seen: the luxurious family areas 'upstairs' and the kitchens, nurseries and servants' quarters 'below stairs'. Extensive gardens. Estate walks. Restaurant, cafe and snack bar.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1100-1730. Estate open all year daily dawn-dusk.

Bodmin Parkway map

Bodmin by bus

Bodmin was Cornwall's county town until the County Courts moved to Truro. The Shire Hall is now the Tourist Information Centre. The large St Petroc's Church features a 12th century casket believed to contain the relics of St Petroc. There are panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the rounded hill of Bodmin Beacon Nature Reserve.

TI Shire Hall, Mount Folly. Tel. 01208 76616.

Bus 10 from station to Bodmin (Mount Folly and Bodmin General Station), about 15 minutes journey, M-S ½-hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Bodmin Parkway PlusBus tickets can be used for this journey. For bus times see Transport for Cornwall.

Bodmin Town Museum by bus

Displays tell the story of Bodmin. Victorian Cornish kitchen, blacksmith forge. Admission free.
Open May-Oct, M-S 1030-1630 (1430 Sat).
Bus see Bodmin above.

Bodmin Keep by bus

Bodmin Keep contains Cornwall's Army Museum, covering the history of the Cornwall Regiment from 1702, with medals, uniforms and weapons.
Open TWThFS 1000-1700.
Bus see Bodmin above.

Bodmin Jail by bus then ½ mile

Built in 1778 as the County Prison, Bodmin Jail was notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings. Now an 'immersive experience' attraction, probably unsuitable for young children.
Open Daily from 1000.
Bus see Bodmin above.

Bodmin town map