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Restormel Castle

Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We recently spent a lovely peaceful afternoon immersing ourselves in the beauty and history of the area, the castle although a ruin,retains a great atmosphere of how it was originally, this is helped with the information boards placed in different areas, good facilities, well worth a visit, also dogs are allowed on leads which is a great plus when you... More

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A great deal of the castle still in tact get a guide from the pay booth its worth it and admission about 3.50 good value

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Penfield NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We opted to walk from Lostwithiel along a trail and partly on the road. Last part was up a hill to the entrance. Very helpful staff but no restrooms. Climbed up and around the castle ruins trying to visualize the visitors of centuries past. Views of the country side were worth the hike.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Its a lovely castle, yes its a ruin, yes you have to pay an entire 4.90 admission, yes its up a hill but for goodness sake people it does EXACTLY what it says on the tin. Its a delightful suprise, with very pretty grounds perfect for a warm day

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Different from other remains we had seen. Still interesting although the information boards could have been better placed.

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Luckily for me, Restormel Castle is only a 15 minute drive away. It is one of my favourite places to be. It is truly peaceful with breathtaking views.. Yes, it is effectively a ruin, but the castle has such charm and atmosphere that it feels entirely unspoilt by time. The perfect place for a picnic and a quiet afternoon.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The castle is absolutely gorgeous and great to explore with children. My two little ones aged 2 and 4 loved all the steps and secret places to hide in. The views are beautiful and the grounds are a safe place for children to run around in. Other than the castle all the site has to offer is a small gift... More

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Loved the beauty and secluded location. It is a lovely location to picnic. The lady on the gate was very friendly, and helpful. The only downside was that there wasn't a baby change or cafe.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Unworthy of your time or money. The UK is full of ruined castles; this is, quite simply, just another one.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

When you have seen one castle you've seen them all! Bit of an exaggeration perhaps but with a grain of truth. Restormel is very imposing and of course the history is fascinating. Entry fees to all English Heritage owned or managed properties always seem very steep. I suppose that the great hierarchy of highly paid executives has to be funded... More

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