Local Sites of Historical Interest

Bodmin and Wenford Railway (Only 15 minutes by car)

The Bodmin & Wenford is among a few heritage railways to include a junction terminus. Bodmin General is the point at which all trains reverse and from here passengers may travel to Boscarne Junction for the Camel Trail, Bodmin Parkway for main line connections or a walk to Lanhydrock House  or remain on the train for a round trip of the line. The last departure of each day goes to Bodmin Parkway and return only.

Bodmin Railway

www.bodminrailway.co.uk

Courtroom Experience Bodmin (Only 15 minutes by car)

The Shire Hall was the County Assizes up until 1988.  Today, visitors can act as a member of the jury in the creation of a Victorian murder trial that actually took place in Shire Hall.

Courtroom

www.bodminmoor.co.uk/bodmintic

Hurlers Stone Circles (25 minutes by car)

Three fine late Neolithic or early Bronze Age stone circles arranged in a line, a grouping unique in England. Hurlers Stone Circles are probably the best examples of ceremonial circles in the south west. According to legend, they are the remains of men petrified for playing hurling on a Sunday.

hurlers

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/hurlers-stone-circles/

Lanhydrock House and Garden (25 minutes by car)

Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home.

Lanhydrock

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

Tintagle Castle (40 minutes by car)

Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall’s rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude.  Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this dramatic castle and coastline has fired the imaginations of writers, artists and even the brother of a king. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.

Tintagel

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tintagel-castle/

Morwellham Quay (40 minutes by car)

Morwellham is an award-winning attraction which forms part of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, village, copper mine and railway just four miles west of Tavistock and bordering the beautiful River Tamar.

morwellham-quay

www.morwellham-quay.co.uk

 

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