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Address: Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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Really interesting afternoon

This castle is really worth visiting if you have an hour to spare. We walked the mile or so from Lostwithiel which was a nice walk and earned us our ice cream. The views are great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Hitchin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This castle is really worth visiting if you have an hour to spare. We walked the mile or so from Lostwithiel which was a nice walk and earned us our ice cream. The views are great and there is a little shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lovely spot, beautiful ruins. Our kids loved it a lot, since there was so much space to run around in. Also, the helpful signs explain what's what and helped bring history alive. Be careful on the steps, those are a bit tricky with little kids! We parked at the parking right at the foot of the castle rather than the... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

a good place to visit if you are interested in history. If not, go because it is so attractive and well kept. You can visit the Duchy Nursery cafe on the way home. Never disappointing

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Restormel castle is a lovely place to visit, full of history. It has a fantastic panoramic for those who like photography. We really enjoyed the visit.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

When travelling in the UK, we always try to make use of our renewed Historic Scotland memberships, which grants you free access to English Heritage properties as well, which is why we ended up here. This is a really nice round shaped castle ruine on a hill, which gives you a splendid view over the surrounding hills. We were blessed... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

An English Heritage property so a bit pricey but worth a visit - theres a friendly reception and there is enough left of the building to see how it once worked. You can walk round the upper walkway and see how the building was once laid out

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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited here whilst staying in the area. Nice size car park about 100 yds below the entrance which is up an inclined path, not too onerous even for my creaking knees. At the small admissions hut, which has a small shop too the entrance fee was £3.80 or £4.20 for gift aid... The guide book was £2.99 and has some... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A quiet location, with fewer stairs than Tintagel Castle, this circular ruin has beautiful views around. Situated South-East of Bodmin, we nearly couldn't find it - you have to follow the road past the point where you think it disappears. It is a near neighbour to the Headquarters of the Duchy Of Cornwall (and you keep driving past their gates).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were lucky to visit the castle on a warm, sunny day. It is special given it's perfect round shape. We found the visit informative, the entry cost was £3.80/person and 1-2 hours should be enough for visiting + taking photos + relaxing on a bench/grass.

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London
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is not a day out experience but its still very much worth stopping here to see a ruined castle in well taken care of grounds and glorious views. Open from Easter so check opening times before going.

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