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Restormel Castle

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Beautiful castle

This is one of the loveliest ruins we have visited. The castle is located in the most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kettering, United Kingdom
Excellent find, wish there were more markers

With a little bit more educational information provided without purchase of a guidebook, this place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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
+44 1208 872687
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the loveliest ruins we have visited. The castle is located in the most beautiful setting and very atmospheric of a good past. The English heritage lady was informative and very friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a little bit more educational information provided without purchase of a guidebook, this place would be 5 *! The castle remains are excellent and well maintained. The grounds around are well kept. Very interesting for people who like history and a little greenery!

Thank GallosTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restormel is a modest castle and perhaps never meant for serious defence, but it was built for some of the richest lords of its day - one of its later owners was the Black Prince - and the walls of most of the rooms they...More

Thank Bard999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Lostwithiel for a week and decided to visit this lovely castle which was hidden and overgrown until quite recently - so a hidden gem. You can walk up the stairs and onto the ramparts to admire the stunning views. Even though it’s...More

Thank DianeandJames
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little off the beaten track, we got properly lost while trying to walk there through the woods from Lostwithiel! It's quite hidden away in the middle of a wooded valley, but a real hidden gem once found. It's an unusual Norman circular castle with...More

Thank Awayaday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is lovely!! Delightful views overlooking Lostwishel. Well worth a visit and a must is to climb the stairs to the top of the ruins for a lovely view.

Thank 119katy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little ruins that has plenty of history and views. We spent around 2 hours here taking lots of photos. Our dog enjoyed climbing to the top and looking out at the views as well. It's would also be a nice spot to relax...More

Thank chunk M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is a superb ruin hidden away behind Lostwithiel. If you have a few hours to spare I would recommend a visit. The castle is a circular building very well preserved sat atop a hill over looking the surrounding countryside. Perfect views from the...More

1  Thank minchkin1
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A ruins of a castle it maybe but on a summers day afternoon we spent a couple of hours looking around with our Granddaughter exploring and enjoyed the visit. Being that we are English Heritage member also helped.

Thank Tanya-Glen
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting ruins of what was clearly a luxurious residence in its heyday. Super place to explore and picnic and later to walk the footpath past the Duchy of Cornwall’s Restormel Manor and on to the Nursery and Cafe. A great way to spend the...More

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Darryl W
2 November 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.