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Restormel Castle

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Address: Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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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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Stunning views!

This is a fantastic castle and was well worth the visit beautiful views from all around the castle walls with loads of information about the ruins around the space

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adele b
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic castle and was well worth the visit beautiful views from all around the castle walls with loads of information about the ruins around the space

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Thank adele b
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small castle, good for a short visit, small picnic area, lovely grounds for a walk. We spent about an hour and a half there. It is well maintained with a little well stocked shop for gifts, reasonably priced tea/coffee or some ice cream. We also bought a glossy brochure about the castle for £3.

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Thank Marina D
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Restormel castle is a little way off the beaten track but as we were staying in Lostwithiel it seemed a bit of a shame not to visit. We were there about an hour before closing time which was about right for a look round. What I thought was going to be a smallish ruin is actually quite a large and... More 

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Thank dpm666
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting "climb on" Castle - a great introduction to castles for our 5 year old. Fab ice-cream from small shop/ticket office too.

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Thank Jenniford
Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting but overpriced for what it is. Not sure why they charge for this as there wasn't much to see other than the view.

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Thank costasavva
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been to all the places we wanted to go whilst on holiday and saw this on the map so took a chance for a visit. It was well worth it, the castle although a ruin is very interesting to walk round and for those able to climb the steps to the top of the walls the views are excellent.... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting for a quick visit, with lovely views from the top of the walls. Would be better in the summer if you bring a picnic. However I was a bit disappointed overall

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Thank Gordon H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my son here over Easter holidays. He loved it and got his imagination running wild. Under 4's are free and less than a fiver for me. Only real compliant the information boards are weathered and some parts were missing off the boards.

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Thank Darri S
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a picnic and the views were amazing. There's enough left of the castle to really evoke the kids' imagination too. We had a good couple of hours.

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Thank Radeckie
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle, really off the beaten track and one that really is about the beauty of the landscape and age as aside from the destroyed building there is little else here. Don't get me wrong, having visited Bodium in Kent we were well prepared, but come prepared to talk and excite the children as this is basically a ruin! That... More 

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