Lanhydrock House, Bodmin

Places to Visit

Camel Valley
Cornwall’s largest vineyard boasts stunning views and award wining wine. At Camel Valley you can book a guided tour and get the full experience. A family run business that has been making wine since 1989, their passion for the craft is contagious, helping to put Cornwall on the foodie map! See website here.

The Eden Project
The famous attraction is a great all weather place to visit, there is nothing quite like the huge biomes rising out of the ground. In the summer there are the Eden sessions and in the winter the area transforms into an ice rink! See website here.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
These gardens are a real gem, gardens that were lost and have been lovingly restored. You can easily spend a day; formal gardens, orchards, woodland and tropical vegetation make a great visit. See website here.

Houses and Gardens
There are some really lovely and varried National Trust properties, English Heritage and some privately owned ones aswell. There is Lanhydrock House (pictured above), Trerice and gardens such as Glendurgan. The National Trust also manage some spectacular beaches like Bedruthan Steps and Kynance Cove.

Cardinham Woods
Just outside Bodmin and with a great selection of trials at all levels is Cardinham Woods. Now offering bike hire these woods are a great place for mountain biking, or for something a little more laid back take in the wildlife and peaceful scenery. Plenty of space to explore with the kids. The cafe is really great and serves irresistible cake! There are play facilities for little kids and bbqs by the river for sizzling hot dogs and melting marshmallows. A great spot whatever the season.

Camel Creek Adventure Park
Log flumes and lots of exciting rides for all the family, always something new on offer at this theme park. See website here.

Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Lappa Valley is a great day out, especially for children who love trains! They have a steam railway built to 15 inch gauge, as well as canoeing, crazy golf, a brick path maze, a woodland walk, gift shop, tearoom and children’s play areas. You can see the largest mine engine house in Cornwall too. See website here.

The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is a 19 mile route that follows the beautiful Camel River from Padstow, where it joins the sea in a wide estuary, on through Wadebridge and passing Bodmin, before turning East leading to Poley’s Bridge further inland, where river is merely a stream running through woodland. En-route at Nanstallon you will also find the Camel Trail Tea Rooms. Harbour House is perfectly located right in the heart of Wadebridge to make the most of the picturesque trail.

Cornish Rock Tors
Climbing, coasteering, kayaking and power boating in Polzeath north Cornwall. The north Cornish coast is a playground for adventure enthusiasts, with a stunning coastline and plentiful wildlife. Cornish Rock Tors provides world-class outdoor experiences in climbing, coasteering, kayaking and power boating for complete beginners to seasoned adrenaline junkies. See website here.