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Address: Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
Phone Number: 0370-333-1181
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a Ringed Wall with Interesting Explanations and Views!

It always sounds funny to me to say that a place is so very cool but does not take up much time to visit, but isn't that one of the things we tourists want sometimes? We paired a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It always sounds funny to me to say that a place is so very cool but does not take up much time to visit, but isn't that one of the things we tourists want sometimes? We paired a visit here with our day at Lanhydrock and this being smaller, but no less grand, rounded out our day in a very... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is what it says it is, ruins of a norman castle. Having said that the views are really good and it is worth a wonder. There are toilets, a small shop with ice cream and a vending machine. Parking is free, but it is up a narrow winding lane. It would be nice for a picnic, there are a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a windy road to what appears to be in the middle of nowhere but worth it when you arrive. The setting is pastoral and then there is this gem of a small 13th century Norman shell keep with an internal bailey at the top of a motte. Edward the Black Prince once owned it and he visited twice in... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Free parking, a shop with a coffee machine and toilets, so basics covered. Fantastic views from the top and so peaceful there. Picnic area if you have bought food with you, but still nice to sit down after a walk round.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

One of the best ancient monuments in Cornwall located up a hill from the lovely riverside town of Lostwithiel. Well worth a visit and well maintained by English Heritage. Limited access for those with mobility problems - it is a moated ruins with a wall walk accessed by a rustic external stairway.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The castle is worth a trip if you have an hour or two to spare. My best advice would be to pick a day when the weather is fine and take a picnic. The views are fantastic, there are benches and barbecue benches plus toilet facilities close by. There are no guided tours but there are interesting information plaques around... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fantastic ruins with access to the upper parts of the castle. Amazing views. If following your SatNav continue on road as previously signposted as postcode stops short of your destination. You will need Wellies if the ground is wet as the walk up is grassed. Definitely worth the walk.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We first came across this place a couple of years ago but it was closed but so glad we returned. The way to the free car park is down a single track road and once parked it's a short walk through a gate and up a slight incline to the small shop. We got here for opening time and had... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fantastic ruins and you can still walk most of the battlements so there are stunning views to be had all around. What a way to spend an hour or two.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Since my last review made similar comments relative to the National Trust, I'd like to put them forth here as well in terms of the English Heritage properties (Restormal Castle being one of theirs). As just stated elsewhere, these two memberships have saved us over L4000 in admission fees at roughly 120 sites over ten weeks of recent UK travel.... More 

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Additional Information about Restormel Castle

Address: Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
Phone Number: 0370-333-1181
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Lostwithiel
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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