Choosing cottages with hot tubs in Bodmin will bring you to one of Cornwall’s oldest towns with a very colourful past. The Cornish rebellion started here in 1497, in 1549 it was the centre of the Prayer Book Rebellion and during the mining boom in the 19th century it became the administrative centre of the county.
Today Bodmin is much calmer and the imposing granite building reflect its once importance.A walk round the town will unveil seven Holy Wells, the towns’ Jail and the Keep, now home to Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. Enjoy the famous Courtroom Experience at the Shire Hall in the town centre with a re-enactment of the murder trial for Matthew Weekes in 1844, did he or didn’t he do it? For something a little less troubling head for the 15th century church of St Petroc, the largest in the county and a peaceful respite.
Railway enthusiasts can jump aboard the Bodmin and Wenford Railway for a nostalgic journey through rolling countryside, Cornwall’s only full sized working steam railway. If you love the outdoors the town’s location on the western edges of Bodmin Moor open up lots of opportunities to get outside and explore wild moors, windswept tors and enjoy magnificent views. Starting in the town, the Camel Trail is a 17 mile traffic-free walking and cycling route, or a short drive from the town is Cardinham Woods. The beautiful woodland offers lovely way-marked trails, family barbecue areas and a woodland cafe. If you love nature Bodmin Beacon Nature Reserve is brimming over with wildlife amidst beautiful landscapes all year round.
There are many reasons to visit Bodmin and its central position in Cornwall means a lot of the county is within accessible including both north and south coastlines. Hot tub breaks go very quickly in Bodmin, make sure you book yours today.