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Restormel Castle

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Address: Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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nice views and lovely castle ruin

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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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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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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