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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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132 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked from the other side of the valley to see the castle. Interesting but quite expensive. No guides just books to buy. You don't need to go twice.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely place to see really good views of the surrounding countryside. Good place to picnic as benches provided. Good local walks nearby. Steep road up from Lostwithiel Village but at least it's downhill on the way back!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was my choice from the family "what shall we do today" lucky dip. Kids liked poking about and the setting is really nice. Great spot for a picnic and a nice little shop. Well worth a look

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