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“Beautiful ruin, was very peaceful, hardly any other visitors. Spectacular views.”
Review of Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Loved the beauty and secluded location. It is a lovely location to picnic. The lady on the gate was very friendly, and helpful. The only downside was that there wasn't a baby change or cafe.

Thank ChannyB76
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Unworthy of your time or money. The UK is full of ruined castles; this is, quite simply, just another one.

Thank shetlandskid
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

When you have seen one castle you've seen them all! Bit of an exaggeration perhaps but with a grain of truth. Restormel is very imposing and of course the history is fascinating. Entry fees to all English Heritage owned or managed properties always seem very steep. I suppose that the great hierarchy of highly paid executives has to be funded from somewhere.

Worth a visit if in the area but not worth a special journey

Thank tim252
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Had a wonderful experience once we found the castle and would fully concur with the views expressed,opposite.. However, we walked from Lanhydrock, about 3 miles away but found there were NO signs or directions. This was very frustrating as we could see the castle on a hill surrounded in trees and it seems to be accessible on foot only if you go along a private road and through a Duchy of Cornwall farm - we thought we had gone the wrong way and would never have found it had we not taken the most direct route through a hilly wood. Surely English Heritage could make some sort of map available at Lanhydrock and erect the odd sign to save pedestrians having to walk miles out of their way. If they did this, I think perhaps there would be more visitors there, which is why English Heritage exists, isn't it?

1  Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We nice visit to restmorel castle where you can explore upstairs and downstairs. It has great views of the surrounding countryside. I recommend the booklet from the shop which gives additional information on history, but the signage around the castle is quite good so if you don't feel like spending the extra on the booklet you will still learn something!

This would be a good place to bring kids and a picnic.

Thank Toroh
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