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Bodmin Parkway

National Rail | station code BOD

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Public transport in Cornwall:

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. The Bodmin & Wenford Railway operates (infrequently) to Bodmin General station (½ mile from town centre).

Bodmin Parkway station is a convenient interchange for buses to Wadebridge (buses 10/11A), Padstow (bus 11A), Port Isaac (bus 10 M-S, on Sun & BH bus 11A to Wadebridge Bus Station then bus 95) and Tintagel (buses 10/11A to Wadebridge Bus Station then bus 95).
Buses 10, 11A and 95 are operated by Transport for Cornwall.

Taxis are available, see Bodmin Parkway station poster.

Holiday Cottages in Cornwall

If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.

Cornwall Cornwall National Trust Holidays

Bodmin & Wenford Railway (at station)

A 13 mile standard-gauge steam railway to Bodmin General (for Bodmin town) 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. Tel. 02108 73555.
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. Tel. 01208 265950.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1100-1730. Estate open all year daily dawn-dusk.

Bodmin Parkway map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Bodmin by bus (or steam railway)

Bodmin was Cornwall's county town until the County Courts moved to Truro. The Shire Hall is now the Tourist Information Centre.

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

Bus 10/11A from station to Bodmin (Mount Folly and Bodmin General Station), about 15 minutes journey, M-S about ½-hourly, Sun & BH 11A only, hourly. Bodmin Parkway PlusBus tickets can be used for this journey. Operated by Transport for Cornwall.

Bodmin Town Museum by bus

Displays tell the story of Bodmin. Victorian Cornish kitchen, blacksmith forge. Tel. 01208 77067.
Open Easter-Sep, M-F 1030-1630, Sat 1030-1430. Oct, M-S 1030-1430.
Bus/Steam Railway: see Bodmin above.

Courtroom Experience by bus

The Shire Hall was the County Assizes until 1888. Visitors act as members of the jury in a recreated Victorian murder trial before being taken on a tour of the cells. Tel. 01208 76616.
Open M-F, also Sat Easter-Oct, see website for tour times.
Bus/Steam Railway: see Bodmin above.

St Petroc's Church by bus

St Petroc's is the largest Grade 1 listed church in Cornwall. Features include a 12th century casket believed to contain the relics of St Petroc and a beautiful 'closed' churchyard. Tel. 01208 76616.
Open Apr-Sep, M-S 1100-1500. Open throughout the year for worship.
Bus/Steam Railway: see Bodmin above.

Cornwall's Regimental Museum by bus

A museum in the Victorian Army Keep covering the history of the Cornwall Regiment from 1702, with medals, uniforms and weapons. Tel. 01208 72810.
Open Apr-Oct, TWThFSSu 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, WThFS 1000-1630, Sun 1200-1630
Bus/Steam Railway: see Bodmin above.

Bodmin Beacon Nature Reserve by bus

An 87 acre Local Nature Reserve of meadows, young woodland and Cornish lanes. The Beacon is a rounded hill with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and a monument to Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert at its peak. Picnic area. An information leaflet with a map is available to download from the website.
Open at all times.
Bus/Steam Railway: 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 a museum, the Jail has re-creations of notable prisoners with details of their crimes and sentences. Restaurant. Tel. 01208 76292.
Open Daily 1000-dusk.
Bus/Steam Railway: see Bodmin above.

Bodmin town map