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Restormel Castle

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Address: Nr Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
Phone Number: 443703331181
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A great 13th century circular keep standing on an earlier Norman mound,...

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 spot. Child friendly and dog friendly.

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Imalyn

Lovely and peaceful not far from lostwitheol and landhyrock house. Good for spending a peaceful few hours. Good for couple and children

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely and peaceful not far from lostwitheol and landhyrock house. Good for spending a peaceful few hours. Good for couple and children

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Thank Lynelyn
Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great castle to see free if you are a member of the English heritage. You can walk around the top and you get great views of the surrounding areas. Its a must if you enjoy history, castles and climbing. The steps may be slippery on a wet day so dry day is best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous castle and lot of green space for the littlest to run around. Just watch them up on the ramparts. It was quiet when we went there on a weekday and after we finished our picnic we had ice cream from the gift shop.

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Thank Amy M
Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in as staying locally. Pleasant castle and friendly staff. Reasonable entry fee. Recommended although don't expect to spend more than an hour here.

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Thank Ybabobmij
Maidstone, Kent, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an English Heritage member I visited this castle while on holiday in the area. The castle is located along a country lane, although it is sign posted from the main road. There is a reasonable sized free car park on site provided for visitors. If you are walking to the castle, I would guess it would take around 30... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to use our English heritage visitor passes at this castle just outside Lostwithiel. It offers opportunities for exploration both on the lower and upper levels of the castle and views from the upper level. We also appreciated seeing the informative historical markers there.

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Thank Ann1989
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit dog friendly too, staff are very pleasant & knowledgeable. Good views from the top of the castle, bit restricted for wheelchair users.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the smaller castles in the area but glad we made it (almost didnt). Information boards dotted around and the offer of a guide book. We are more visual visitors and despite its small appearance it has a lot to offer visually, was able to access the upper balconies which would give lovely view of the surrounding area although... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so impressed with Restormel, it's such an interesting place. The English Heritage adviser was very knowledgeable and spent time explaining a little about the castle to us. She also took time to allow us to try the wines and preserves on sale and helped us with choosing a book for a friend. The castle is very atmospheric and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NB We actually visited July 2015, this review is long overdue! One of the smaller castles in the area, we nonetheless enjoyed our visit here. Using the guidebook and information boards to assist us, it was highly informative, and you are also able to still access the upper balconies via a set of stairs, which gives you a lovely panoramic... More 

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