For 2021, this brand-new tour stays in bijou Bodmin in a brand-new hotel. The Bodmin Jail Hotel has seen this once gruesome prison, where lawbreakers were incarcerated, converted into a luxury hotel after a multi-million transformation project where guestrooms have been created by combining three cells! Located in the heart of Cornwall, the historic town of Bodmin and its surroundings have plenty to offer intrepid visitors intrigued by Cornish legend and seeking the spectacular natural beauty of Bodmin Moor. Enjoy a day out in vibrant Plymouth, a scenic drive over Bodmin Moor and explore the attractions around this former county town
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head south to Cornwall. Upon arrival in Bodmin check into your most unusual hotel for 4 nights here with breakfast & dinner
Day 2 – 4 At leisure in Bodmin with three included excursions
Out & About around Bodmin
Head to Lanhydrock, a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive gardens and wooded estate. Discover two sides of Victorian life from ‘below stairs’ in the kitchens and servants’ quarters to ‘upstairs’ living in the luxurious family areas, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens with their year-round colour, beautiful herbaceous borders and fabulous formal parterre. Then take a leisurely ride through the Cornish countryside on the Bodmin & Wenford heritage railway, (may be steam or diesel) evocative of a 1950s branch line.
Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, fabulous shopping and lots of fresh, sea air. Come rain or shine you'll find something for everyone. You may like to visit the history-rich Barbican district with the Mayflower Steps commemorative portico or Plymouth Hoe – a cafe-dotted, wide, grassy headland offering captivating views of the boat-studded bay and the iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse. Drake Circus is Plymouth’s premier shopping destination with over 70 outlets and of course, Plymouth is home to the National Marine Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the UK (entrance not included – approx. £19.50 in 2020).
Half Day Bodmin Moor Scenic Drive
Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a remote, bleak heather covered moor dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open land, still grazed by moorland ponies and home to the mysterious beast! Make a stop at Cornwall's most famous smugglers’ inn, Jamaica Inn, built in 1750. Made world-famous by Daphne du Maurier's, the atmosphere of the hostelry and the wild moor inspired her to write her famous and compelling novel, Jamaica Inn. The Smuggling Museum brings alive the myths and legends of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years (entrance not included – approx. £4 in 2020)
Day 5 – Homeward bound after breakfast with many happy memories and after interchange head back to your home towns mid-eveningBack to top
Bodmin Jail Hotel
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This brand-new 4* hotel is due to open its doors in February 2021 after a 2-year development programme which has seen the historic jail converted into a unique, luxury hotel.
The 70 air-conditioned guestrooms have been created by combining three former cells together and feature exposed brickwork and the original doors and windows, preserved and restored.
All rooms have a walk-in shower and a separate bathtub.
Hotel facilities include a fine-dining restaurant, a bistro (The Jolly Hangman Tavern) with an alfresco area plus a cocktail and gin bar.
There is a lift as well as some ground floor rooms. Hotel guests benefit from reduced entrance to the Bodmin Jail attraction, located on the same site.
Singles are doubles / twins for sole use.