Attractions in Bodmin & Tamar Valley

Take your time to explore the valley and otherworldly moorland of this atmospheric region on the Camel Trail, where hikers and cyclists can enjoy the scenery and tranquillity without the trappings of modern transport. Alternatively, visit the legendary Bodmin Jail that’s shrouded in mystery and folklore or enjoy a cream tea on a steam locomotive.

Bodmin Moor

Eastern Edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall by @sage_solar is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Highlights: popular attractions in the Bodmin Moor and Tamar Valley region

  • Bodmin Jail, Bodmin – By day, see how convicts spent their lonely time in the dark cells; and by night, experience the popular paranormal ghost walk rounded off with a full English breakfast the next morning
  • Lanhydrock House, Bodmin – This beautiful Jacobean country house and estate offers a glimpse into both sides of Victorian life: the upstairs family life of opulence and comfort, and the contrasting downstairs life of a servant
  • Cotehele House, Saltash – Visitors to what was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries can admire the beautiful interior of this Tudor house as well as the pretty, cultivated flower beds and views of the Tamar valley
  • Launceston Castle, Launceston – This 13th century circular castle, built shortly after the Norman Conquest, sits atop a natural mound and commands breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside
  • Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Launceston – Lose yourself in the secret passages of the Forbidden Mansion and take on the role of detective to solve the brain-twisting puzzles
  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin – Travel by steam and enjoy luxury dining on the 13-mile return trip of the branch line. Events include murder mystery and real ale festivals – and you can try your hand as a train driver
  • The Camel Trail, Bodmin – The serenity of this age-old trail is unspoilt by modern modes of transport. The trail accommodates cyclists, horse riders, wheelchair users and those on foot, and cuts through beautiful dense woodland and open moors

At a glance

Shrouded in mystery, Bodmin Moor is an enchanting place to visit and there's no better way to see it than by foot on the easily accessible Camel Trail

If you want to experience a traditional Cornish cream tea during your visit, why not have it on board a traditional steam train and take in the beautiful views along the Bodmin and Wenford railway line

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