Restormel Castle - English Heritage, Lostwithiel

Restormel Castle lies by the River Fowey near Lostwithiel. It is one of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall, the others being Launceston, Tintagel and Trematon. The castle is notable for its perfectly circular design.

The great 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War in 1644. It commands fantastic views and is a favourite picnic spot.

During the summer there are outdoor theatre performances which are a great way to spend a sunny evening as you are entertained in the lovely grounds with the castle ruins as the backdrop.

Don't Miss

  • The bluebells, rhododendrons and daffodils in the spring
  • The panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, where over 200 deer used to roam
  • The view of the remains of the rooms from the top of the castle walls
  • The walks around the bank which surrounds the castle remains
Restormel Castle - English Heritage
Restormel Road
Lostwithiel
Cornwall
PL22 0EE

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0870 333 1181

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