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Bodmin Tourist Information
Bodmin Guide and History
A busy hub in the centre of Cornwall, just on the Western edge of Bodmin Moor, Bodmin is one of the oldest towns in the county with a great deal of history. Like most of the settlements in the Duchy, its past is heavily involved with the tin industry, and has remained a business oriented town with many tradespeople and entrepreneurs.
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Bodmin is surrounded by exceptional scenery, peppered with accommodation of all sorts, nestled into the valleys and hillsides of Bodmin Moor. Just outside the town there's the village of Lanivet where there is a mixture of Victorian architecture and rustic Cornish cottages.
Entertainment and Eating Out Guide
The Moors offer walking and horse riding, and there are pubs and restaurants in the town. On the way to Lostwithiel you will find a golf club, and a heritage railway. There is a wealth of other activities and places to see in Bodmin.
There is a busy town centre full of shops, independent and the well known chains you would expect. For picture framers Cornwall, take a look at Stable Art, located behind the Shire Hall in the centre of town. They also carry a large selection of art supplies.
Bodmin Beach and Surf Guide
Located, as it is, in the centre of the county, there are no beaches. But, as the county is a peninsular, you are never far from the coast.
There a regular buses that operate throughout the town and the surrounding area. Taxis are also plentiful. Bodmin Parkway Station, just outside the town, is a well used railway station.
A central hub to the surrounding area, Bodmin is full of businesses of many varieties, catering for international concerns and also domestic. Smith of Bodmin have been providing Cornwall removals for over eighty years, and are well known for a high standard of service from friendly and reliable staff.
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