48 hours in Bodmin
With so many points of interest to see in Bodmin and its immediate surroundings, you don’t need to go far to fill a couple of fun packed days. This is just one sample itinerary but ask at the Information Centre for more inspiration.
*Make your first port of call the historic Shire Hall, Cornwall’s former assize courts on Mount Folly and visit the award-winning Visitor Information Centre here. View the current art exhibition and let the friendly and experienced staff assist you with your plans.
*11am Book tickets & attend ‘The Courtroom Experience’ the infamous Victorian Murder trial, whilst in the Shire Hall. Listen to the evidence from a true-life court case; where Matthew Weeks was tried for the murder of Charlotte Dymond before casting your vote as part of the jury and visiting the cells below.
*Before you leave the Mount Folly area, pop into the Town’s Museum next door to the Shire Hall and visit the vast exhibits on display, with a children’s trail.
*In the town there are several good eating outlets, for eat-in or take-away. If it’s a nice day, buy yourselves a Cornish Pasty and take a walk around Priory Park & Duck pond, making your way to St Petroc’s Church (largest & oldest parish church in Cornwall).
*After lunch make your way to the famous Bodmin Jail. Built in 1779, take a couple hours exploring the vast building, where Matthew Weeks was prisoner & then hung for murder. Treat yourself to an afternoon cream tea or ice-cream.
*In the evening enjoy an evening meal at one of the local establishments open for evening meals/entertainment. Visit intoBodmin’s website (intobodmin.co.uk) for details of any evening talks/pop-up theatre productions, taking place during your stay.
*This morning head towards Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway and catch the first train of the day for a ride through Bodmin’s countryside. You could either depart at Bodmin Parkway and continue via foot to National Trust’s Victorian Lanhydrock House & Gardens, for lunch & afternoon exploring or return to Bodmin.
*Enjoy a lunch at the Stations café or pop over to the Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, across the road and enjoy a picnic.
*Enjoy a couple hours exploring the vast exhibits/display at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, even dress up and handle items on display.
*To finish your day enjoy another evening meal, either here in the town centre or possibly visit one of the local pubs nearby.
We hope you enjoyed a taster of Bodmin. There are many more things to see and enjoy of Bodmin, please enquire at Bodmin Visitor Centre for details. (48 hours, is not intended to be a recommendation, rather a snapshot of things to do in Bodmin. For more ideas & places to eat please speak to the staff at the Information Centre)