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Restormel Castle

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Black Prince Castle

Once owned by the Black Prince the castle is sign posted from the main road through Lostwithiel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Interesting unique castle ruin overlooking valley

Driving back from the Eden Project, stopped off to explore Restormel Castle, just north of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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A great 13th century circular keep standing on an earlier Norman mound, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War. Commanding fantastic views, it makes an excellent picnic...more
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Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Once owned by the Black Prince the castle is sign posted from the main road through Lostwithiel. There is a small car park and it’s a short walk up the hill from there to the castle. All that’s left is a round shell keep. You...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Driving back from the Eden Project, stopped off to explore Restormel Castle, just north of Lostwithiel (up a long narrow winding road). Free entry with out CADW membership (Welsh - English Heritage). Very helpful & helpful English Heritage gate-keeper. Well maintained and preserved unique ruined...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 4 days ago

I walked to this castle from Lostwithiel Railway Station. It's an interesting example of a castle with a circular shell keep, and although completely ruined the outer walls still stand almost to their full height. It's fun to walk around and imagine life here in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Numismatist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small but plenty to explore. I just wish it had more info panels around so I find out even more about the background to the castle.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Darkythetraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit to Restormel Castle after a few years absence. The views from the top are amazing. Information about the Castle is very well laid out. Very helpful EH staff member in the well stocked little shop at the entrance. A great place to walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but intriguing. My eight year old loved exploring the ruins. We bought the guide book which was very useful and interesting. The views are beautiful and the whole area is peaceful and lovely. The toen of lostwithiel is lovey to walk around and explore...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my wife live in Cornwall land we had our family come down from London and Essex who both wanted to visit the castle. The day was planned as you do if you don't live near by you check out the opening hours. On...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved our walk around the castle and grounds. Historic site that is well maintained. Lots of information available. Staff member at office was very helpful. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny October day and saw the castle bathed in sunlight and blue skies. The castle will take about an hour to see the inside and outside although you could extend this by walking in some of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Amanda H
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We went to this castle, which at first notion I was not altogether bothered about seeing. It’s off the beaten track and not very well signposted. There is a sign for the ruin which is at the entrance to a private farm. Go past that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annette J
April 9, 2019|
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Response from westcountrybird | Reviewed this property |
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome as in most EH sites.
Darryl W
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
It would have been about £4 each but as we joined English Heritage that day, it was included in our membership fees.