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Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is one of the last unspoilt areas in the South West, and still holds much of its prehistoric and medieval past.

Bodmin Moor is Cornwall’s pride and joy. It is one of England’s famous National Parks, and a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. It is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, horse riders and cyclists.

It is the highest and least populated part of Cornwall, and its rugged remote beauty has long been used as a backdrop for many TV programmes, such as Poldark and Jamaica Inn. The Jamaica Inn is Cornwall’s most famous smuggler inn. It was made famous by the Daphne De Maurier book.

Bodmin Moor is rich in ancient history. There are remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age as well as myths and legends, such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor. It has provided inspiration for writers, poets and sculptors, with its landscape. It has also generated folklore and legends, with fact and fiction at times blending into one another as tales were passed down over the generations.

During the 19th century, Bodmin Moor was mined on a huge scale and you can see the remains of tin and copper mines scattered around. Bodmin Moor is rich in ancient history with a wealth of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains as well as myths and legends, such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor.

There is a wealth of interesting tors and stone monuments scattered about its barren expanse, The Cheesewring is highly recommended. You can start at Minions and walk via The Hurlers stone circle to the Cheesewring. Scientists say that this is a natural formation, but local legend suggests that this is the result of a territorial rock throwing contest between man and giant. Make sure you visit the South Phoenix Mine whilst you are there.

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Best Accommodation in Bodmin Moor

Melbourne Cottage

1 Melbourne Cottages, Potters Lane, Boscastle PL35 0AP, United Kingdom
Melbourne Cottage is a part of a charming conversion of an early 1900’s Coach House.

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