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The Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall’s only full-size railway still operated by steam locomotives.



odmin Moor spans the central high ground of Cornwall and is one of the last great, unspoilt areas of the south west. Dominated by spectacular granite tors and windswept hills overlooking vast expanses of remote open moorland, it is a truly remarkable part of Cornwall.

The history of this area dates back to prehistoric times, when almost the whole moor would have been forest. Archaeological monuments from the Bronze Age including stone rows, hut circles, standing stones and holy wells are in abundance.

The village of St Breward, at 700ft, is the highest in Cornwall and the parish is home to two of Cornwall’s famous landmarks,


Rough Tor and Brown Willy. The parish church of St Breward is dedicated to St Branwallader and alongside it is the Old Inn & Restaurant, parts of which date back to the 11th century. Centrally located in the heart of the county, and situated on the western fringes of the beautiful Moor, the town of Bodmin makes an ideal base for your holiday or for a day trip as there’s so much on offer. Experience Victorian life as you play your part in a recreation of a courtroom trial, situated within the Shire Hall, right in the heart of the town; or why not take a self-guided tour around Bodmin Jail where cells show scenes of crime and punishments. Bodmin’s oldest pub, the White Hart, reputedly has hidden

No visit to Cornwall is complete without coming to Bodmin’s oldest pub

Our traditional pub offers:

• Bed & Breakfast • Open Daily, Serving Food all Day • Family Friendly & Fun • Excellent Sunday Roasts • Beer Garden • Live Events every Saturday

47 Pool Street, Bodmin PL31 2HA T.

01208 72597 49 White Hart

passages that lead to the jail. Don’t miss the other attractions in the town too, namely the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway, the charming town museum, the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Museum, and St Petroc’s Church which is the largest in Cornwall. For more inspiration about days out, walks, events and activities, contact the Bodmin Visitor Information Centre, where staff would be very happy to help.

Trains operate from Bodmin General to both Bodmin Parkway station – where connections can be made directly with main line railway services – and Boscarne Junction, which is situated adjacent to the Camel Trail footpath and cycle way. Passenger train services operate throughout the year, and daily from late May to early October. Special events and special trains are also an important part of the Railway’s calendar.

Discover Cornwall’s railway heritage at its very best – a great family attracktion!

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