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Restormel Castle

Address: Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This Castle is a fun day to play and adventure, the views when you climb the stairs to the walls, look out over the stunning town of Lostwithiel, and lets your mind run wild with how it must of felt for the people who lived here so many years ago, plenty of seating for a lovely picnic, our children never... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect too much from the ruin on the top of the hill, and you won't be disappointed for your your £3.70 - it is a nicely preserved ruin of an ancient small Castle. It was brilliant to visit in an October fog, with the place to ourselves.

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St Germans , Cornwall
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is worth visiting but not an awful lot to see so a visit will take less than an hour and the charge for entry is £3-75p . The Castle is in easy walking distance of Lanhydroc House and is at the end of pleasant walk along the river from Lanhydroc. Allow at least an hour each way. It is... More 

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Southern England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very interesting round castle set in a lovely quiet location. Impressive views all around. Guide book was informative and made good reading. Dog loved it as well.

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Torun, Poland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I loved the castle and the location. You can walk on the upper-most section and look down into the courtyard area, which gives you a great view across the place. It's worth to buy the little booklet offering you some historical background and more information about the ruins.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After checking out TripAdvisor, this seemed to be an excellent place for us to visit on the last day of our holiday with our dogs. Only a few miles from the campsite. Lovely drive up from the town. Greeted by a friendly lady, who recommended the guide book, which proved to be very useful in our walk round. The castle... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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