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“Walk to a castle” 4 of 5 bubbles
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.
Penfield NY
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Walk to a castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We opted to walk from Lostwithiel along a trail and partly on the road. Last part was up a hill to the entrance. Very helpful staff but no restrooms. Climbed up and around the castle ruins trying to visualize the visitors of centuries past. Views of the country side were worth the hike.

Visited June 2014
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stop moaning people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Its a lovely castle, yes its a ruin, yes you have to pay an entire 4.90 admission, yes its up a hill but for goodness sake people it does EXACTLY what it says on the tin. Its a delightful suprise, with very pretty grounds perfect for a warm day

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Wellington, New Zealand
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129 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“An interesting historic castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Different from other remains we had seen. Still interesting although the information boards could have been better placed.

Visited June 2014
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just beautiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Luckily for me, Restormel Castle is only a 15 minute drive away. It is one of my favourite places to be. It is truly peaceful with breathtaking views.. Yes, it is effectively a ruin, but the castle has such charm and atmosphere that it feels entirely unspoilt by time.
The perfect place for a picnic and a quiet afternoon.

Visited May 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Uncommercial and unspoilt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

The castle is absolutely gorgeous and great to explore with children. My two little ones aged 2 and 4 loved all the steps and secret places to hide in. The views are beautiful and the grounds are a safe place for children to run around in. Other than the castle all the site has to offer is a small gift shop with a coffee machine but when lots of similar attractions seem determined to part you from as much cash as possible, this made for a refreshing change.

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