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Pocket Guide: Bodmin Moor Cheesewring Hotels

Home to vast expanses of stunning natural beauty, Cornwall is a holiday destination which proves particularly popular with lovers of the outdoors. The county is known primarily for its dramatic coastline and stunning beaches, which suit families and surfers alike, but there's plenty of beauty to be found inland as well.

Bodmin Moor is granite moorland covering some 80sq miles in the north-east of Cornwall. As you'd expect, the area attracts huge numbers of walkers each year. The Cheesewring is one of the region's foremost attractions. With plenty of hotels in the area, it's an easy and enjoyable place to visit all year round.

The Cheesewring

The Cheesewring is a bizarre natural granite formation located in the Eastern section of Bodmin Moor. The pile of granite is equally beautiful and mind-boggling, making it a spectacular and unique tourist attraction.

The Legend

Such an unusual naturally phenomenon surely couldn't exist without a fascinating local legend. It's said that the Tor was formed years ago following a confrontation between a man and a giant. The story tells that, perturbed by the settling of Christians on their land, a local giant challenged a saint to a rock throwing contest. The Cheesewring is the pile of stones left behind by the competitors!

Hotels near the Cheesewring

If you're planning a trip to Bodmin Moor, the Cheesewring is sure to be high up on your list of things to see and do. Thankfully, the Moor is home to some of the friendliest hotels in Cornwall, with plenty of knowledgeable staff members keen to help you plan your itinerary during your stay.

The aptly named Cheesewring Hotel couldn't be better located for those keen to visit the granite Tor. The period property is set in a peaceful rural location, an ideal base for walks across the Moor. Guests can expect free WiFi, breakfast and parking.

Day Trips from Bodmin

Bodmin Moor is a beautiful place to stay, but there's plenty more for visitors to explore in the surrounding area. One of Cornwall's most visited towns, Padstow, is a short drive from the Moor, situated on the north coast of the county. The peaceful and picturesque town of Fowey is nearby on the south coast.