Directions & Parking
Bodmin Jail is located just a couple of minutes from the town centre and can be found either by Sat Nav or by following the brown tourism directional signs once you reach Bodmin.
Sat Nav please use PL31 2PL
Car parking options are listed below to assist you with your journey and planning.
The local bus route will not take you directly the jail, but it will drop you off in Bodmin Town; an easy 10-minute walk away. We recommend that you check bus times with First Group before your visit. Please note that buses are only frequent in high season.
Bodmin Parkway is on the mainline through Cornwall and is situated four miles outside of Bodmin Town. You will need to catch a bus or arrange a taxi for the journey from station to jail/ Bodmin Town. To check for the latest train times and to plan your journey, please visit Trainline.
The jail is situated along the popular Camel Trail cycle route which runs from Padstow, through Wadebridge to Bodmin Town centre. You'll find the jail at the end of the trail! Please note there are limited secure bike racks at the jail.
We recommend that all coaches drop-off and pick-up at the bottom of the hill, below the jail. Please see map below for exit and entry routes. Please note that Drop Off and Collection location is purely at Driver's discretion.
Please note your requirements when booking and parking information will be sent to you ahead of your visit.
There are a number of car parks available locally - Please ensure that you pay and display as required and that payment is made on arrival as many have enforcement cameras that will charge on entry.
Public parking is available within the Bodmin Town car parks just a short stroll away.
NOTICE: From 22nd August 2023 Bodmin Town Council have taken the decision to close their carpark on Berrycoombe Road. Bodmin Sainbury’s have offered Bodmin Jail Attraction customers free parking in their carpark for up to 2.5 hours (PL31 2SS). The other carparks in Bodmin are detailed below.
Camel Trail Car Park - PL31 2NR
Please allow for a five-minute walk.
Dennison Road Car Park – PL31 2LL
Pay and display, short stay car park with 62 spaces. Please allow for an eight-minute walk.
Priory Car Park – PL31 2DQ
Priory Car Park is a pay and display car park for approximately 150 cars with additional spaces adjacent to the Football Club. Please allow for a 14-minute walk.
Fore Street Car Park – PL31 2DB
Pay and display with both long and short term car parking. Please allow for a 16-minute walk.
If you have particular mobility issues, please contact the Jail and we will be happy to go through your requirements. We would like to politely remind all visitors to be respectful of the Bodmin Jail Attraction neighbours if they park near the prison. If you have any concerns please contact the Jail.