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Restormel Castle

Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
+44 1208 872687
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A little cracker

Not the easiest to find but well worth the hunt! Plenty of parking. Could do with an audio tour as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sussexgal2017
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Lewes, United Kingdom
Restormel Castle visit.

Nice castle but not the easiest to find.There is plenty of parking but this is not signposted very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PhilMerridan
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St Albans, 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 spot. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not the easiest to find but well worth the hunt! Plenty of parking. Could do with an audio tour as this would extend the length of a visit. Wanted to know more about the people who had lived there,as I walked around. A ruin but...More

Thank sussexgal2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice castle but not the easiest to find.There is plenty of parking but this is not signposted very well.Saw loads of people walking along narrow lanes to get to the castle.The castle itself was interesting,ruined,but no less worth going.Would have liked more information cards around...More

Thank PhilMerridan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wet miserable day when we visited but we still enjoyed it. It's a ruin so don't expect the world and no audio to tell the history. Apart from that we still had fun. There are some information boards but are mostly artists...More

Thank Shaun J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect from the Castle, had glanced at a couple of reviews, and decided to go purely because it was dog friendly. We were greeted by Lorna in the ticket office/gift shop who made us feel incredibly welcome as well as...More

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little castle with fantastic views from the top level. Friendly staff on site who take the time to talk with you and recommend other sites and places if your on holiday locally.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for kids and wearing them out. Driving possible but if walking it's a check of a hill. Good fun. £4.80 entry fee is not too expensive. Fantastic view of that area and you can safely climb up to the battlements.

Thank davidslack1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place and all the history surrounding it. It's raw and proud, not touristy. It's a shame some of the information signs have not been renewed. The civil war connection is really interesting but not enough information is provided about this, considering over...More

Thank Grassroder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle ruin that is on a steep hill above Lostwithiel. English Heritage so under threes free. Great to walk there from village - take a picnic and enjoy the views. Children can roll down the mound and explore endlessly. There's toilets and coffee/ tea machine....More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the castle from the lovely village of Lostwithial. Think it much better that way, although the last bit is a bit steep. Arriving provides a prominent view towards the gatehouse. The castle is pretty much just a shell but it's evocative circular...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that easy to find and quite a small car park, but the castle is fun and well secured and the little shop is stuffed full of lovely things. I recommend for a quick visit with a young family.

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Darryl W
1 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.
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