Local area guide

Living in Bodmin

Thinking about moving to Bodmin? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Bodmin

Why Bodmin is a good place to live

Living in Bodmin offers you a charming and peaceful lifestyle enveloped in history and natural beauty. Bodmin is nestled in the heart of North Cornwall, graced by the serene landscapes of Bodmin Moor. A fabulous fusion of urban character and rural tranquillity, the town confidently boasts excellent transport links across the whole of Cornwall and to the rest of the UK, making travelling simple and stress-free. Among its many gems, Bodmin is home to a selection of lovely schools, enhancing the appeal of moving to Bodmin for families. Fascinating historical sites, diverse shops and remarkable eateries lend Bodmin a uniquely vibrant allure. The town also offers fantastic array of outdoor activities, from wild walks on the moors to exhilarating bike rides along the famous Camel Trail.

What's Bodmin famous for?

Steeped in remarkable history and colourful legends, Bodmin has gained fame for a number of unique attributes. Bodmin is famous for the enthralling stories from its past often depicted in well-preserved landmarks such as Bodmin Jail and the stately Lanhydrock House. Literary aficionados will know Bodmin for its connection to illustrious author Daphne du Maurier who set her novel 'Jamaica Inn' right in the heart of this town. Bodmin doesn't fall short in natural attractions as well, with the wild beauty Bodmin Moor and its unique wildlife populations attracting visitors from all over the country.

Things to do in Bodmin

When it comes to things to do in Bodmin, the town is brimming with engaging activities and appealing attractions for all adventure levels. Tour the historic Bodmin Jail, a major tourist attraction, and delve into intriguing tales of the town’s past. Appreciate Bodmin's vibrant arts scene at The Old Tea Chest or get a touch of the town's rich legacy with a visit to Lanhydrock House, majestically nestled within beautiful park and woodland. If you fancy stepping out and interacting with mother nature, explore the unique wilderness of Bodmin Moor or take a laid-back stroll or bike ride along the quaint Camel Trail. Bodmin's evening scene also doesn't disappoint, offering a great selection of cosy pubs serving locally brewed ales and scrumptious Cornish cuisine.

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Transport in Bodmin

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Local connections

Bodmin Parkway
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3.2 miles / 5.1 km
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5.1 miles / 8.2 km
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5.7 miles / 9.2 km
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5.7 miles / 9.2 km
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5.9 miles / 9.5 km
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8 miles / 12.9 km

Schools in Bodmin

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Bodmin.

Education in Bodmin

Beacon ACE Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bodmin
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Berrycoombe School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Petroc's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
Callywith College
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2020)
Bodmin College
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2021)

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