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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The pay kiosk attendant was very informative and chatty. Free samples of wine prompted us to purchase a bottle on the way out. We bought the guide book, having read some of the other comments on Trip Advisor but found it confusing and lacking the detail we were looking for. The site is well cared for and an excellent place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

first time we ever visited and was a really nice day out worth a visit you can get a refreshments there so well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There probably isn't enough of Restormel Castle left to keep you there for more than an hour, but don't be put off - it'll be an hour well spent. Strongly recommend buying the guide, as English Heritage have done a good job in trying to bring the place to life. The signs are informative, so you can get away without... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Keep following the read even when it seems to end and the satnav thinks you are in a field. Easy free parking gentile incline to ticket office and then on to castle pushchair fine but would be astretch for a wheelchair Loads of history oozes from its majestic circular keep Stunning views across local fields hills and forests Kids played... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a hidden gem of a castle! We visited on a beautiful summer's day and spent just over an hour at the spot. The grounds are well maintained, plenty of seating and there are toilet facilities on site, as well as a small English Heritage ticket office as you come through the gate. There are a few information boards dotted... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a short visit to Restormel and really loved it there. It is quite a small castle, compared to some of the castles we've visited of late, but still very much worth a visit. We got in free with our English Heritage membership but it's £3.70 for adults and £2.20 for children 5+. The castle itself has some really... More

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Broadstone, Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Like so many English Heritage ruins, this one is in a beautiful location overlooking the River Fowey. Being in a remote spot, you have to make an effort to find it, but if you like being alone surrounded by history, this is just perfect. Although a ruin, there is enough to see the layout of the castle rooms when viewed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very much enjoyed a few hours here at the Castle. Some people have complained about it being expensive but I personally think it's cheap compared to other attractions and English Heritage Sites at £3.70 for an adult with free parking. Allows dogs which is great and it's definitely worth taking a picnic. The castle isn't jaw dropping but it's worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We found Restormel Castle whilst on a drive out . It is a beautiful place and much better than many restored castles . The castle itself whilst in partial ruins is still whole enough to let you see how people would of lived hundreds of years ago . The surrounding countryside is simply stunning .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Loved being able to take a slow walk up the hill, wander round the castle and up to the turrets looking over the fields. My absolute joy which I will never forget, was sitting outside the ruins, on a bench, in utter silence except for the bleating sheep in the next field. A beautiful summer's day, with just complete peace... More

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