Best Things to See & Do in Lostwithiel

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  • Impressive late Victorian country house near Bodmin with extensive servants' quarters, church, gardens and wooded estate

  • Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built at the turn of the 14th century, survives in good condition.

  • Cornwall's best known attraction. The site consists of 2 vast landscaped space age greenhouses, or biomes, containing a variety of temperate and tropical plants.

  • Hidden Valley Gardens is an intimate three-acre award-winning garden nestled in a secluded valley. Escape to this hidden garden where small is beautiful,but size doesn't limit the number and diversity of species sprouting within this little paradise.

  • Luxulyan Valley river

    Luxulyan Valley consists of 2 miles of beautiful tranquil woodland through which the Par River runs. The valley is also dotted with the remains of the area's mining heritage including the magnificent Treffry viaduct.

  • Boconnoc Steam Fair

    Taking place in July, the Boconnoc Steam Fair promises steam and vintage based fun for all of the family, whatever their ages. Dedicated to the survival of steam-powered motor vehicles, engines and even carousels, the fair offers visitors the...

  • Boconnoc House gardens

    Superb country mansion set in extensive grounds and gardens

  • Bodmin Jail

    Bodmin Jail, which was built as the County Prison in 1778 and was notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings, is now a fascinating museum

  • Cardinham Woods - autumn

    Sitting on the western fringes of Bodmin Moor, Cardinham Woods offer a different, but equally picturesque, kind of scenery to the familiar Cornwall seen on postcards. Riddled with footpaths and trails, its shady glades feel a world away from the...

  • The Bodmin & Wenford Railway is the only standard gauge railway in the county to run both steam and diesel trains

  • Helman Tor Sunrise

    The Saint's Way, or Forth an Syns, is a long-distance footpath that cuts right across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast to Fowey on the south. Roughly 27 miles long, the route only came to light in 1984 when local ramblers investigating...

  • Porfell Wildlife Park

    Cornwall’s biggest exotic animal sanctuary. Located only a few miles from Looe in South East Cornwall itoffers sanctuary to many different animals from around the world. They might be neglected, injured, imported illegally or simply no longer wanted. For whatever reason they come to us, they’re always welcome.

  • Cornwall's Regimental Museum

    Regarded as amongst the finest military museums in the South West, Cornwall's Regimental Museum is located in the Keep, close to Bodmin town centre. The museum covers the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and displays collections of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts

  • Hangloose - Eden Project

    Located at the Eden Project, Hangloose is home to England's longest zipwire - the Skywire.

  • Bodmin Courtroom Experience

    A Victorian murder mystery set in the original county courtrooms of Bodmin's Shire Hall. You will play the part of the jury in the Charlotte Dymond murder trail and decide if Matthew Weeks was guilty or not.

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