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The former county town of Cornwall until they moved the crown courts to Truro, Bodmin sits to the southwest of Bodmin Moor and houses the notorious Bodmin Jail. It’s the oldest market town in Cornwall and even gets a mention in the Doomesday Book of 1066. It’s believed to have been a religious settlement & the name ‘Bodmin’ is derived from archaic words that translate as ‘Dwelling or House of Monks’. Famous places around Bodmin include the moor (naturally), Bodmin Jail, the Courtroom Experience, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and haunted Lanhydrock House. Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall and set her famous gothic thriller ‘Jamacia Inn’ on Bodmin moor at the still existing and haunted Jamacia Inn. Ghosts are everywhere in this area and if ghosts are what you’re interested in you’ll have a field day!

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