Dog friendly Bodmin


Bodmin surely must be one of the most dog friendly towns in Cornwall.  Here are just a selection of some of the places, you and your four legged friend can enjoy when in Bodmin…

Bodmin Town Museum

Situated next door to the Courtroom Experience, Bodmin Museum has a wide range of interesting artefacts, depicting Bodmin’ s fascinating history.  Dogs welcome throughout.


Bodmin Jail 

Another important piece of Bodmin’s history, Bodmin Jail’s attraction and tea rooms is welcoming to your canine companions.  Visit the dark and gloomy cells as well as see the hanging pit! The Jail is a ‘Dog Friendly’ attraction; well behaved dogs are allowed throughout the Exhibition, Gift Shop, and Tea Room, but not in the Governors Hall Restaurant. Due to peak demand, access for dogs are NOT permitted inside the Jail buildings between 12pm – 3pm, during July & August.

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Situated in the Keep, the former headquarters of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, it today houses more than three hundred years of military history, a library and conference and exposition rooms.  Dogs are welcome throughout the museum, but please note that dog entry may be restricted at busy times.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Enjoy a nostalgic train journey into the beautiful surrounding countryside aboard a train at the Bodmin Railway.  Dogs are welcome on our everyday service trains except around the on train bar area.

As well as all these dog friendly attractions, within walking distance of Bodmin Town Centre, there are also lots of beautiful walks and strolls for Rover to let off some steam.  The Beacon Nature Reserve, just a short walk from Bodmin Town Centre, is a popular dog walking, ball chasing, stick fetching, open space and the Camel Trail walking trail starts in Bodmin, close by to Bodmin Jail.

This is just a small snapshot of the dog friendly places in the area.  Pop into the  Information Centre, (also super welcoming to dogs) where the staff have lots of useful dog friendly advice, as well as the offering of a refreshing drink and a cheeky dog biscuit!

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