Restormel Castle



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A mile upriver from Lostwithiel, Restormel Castle was built during the Norman period on the site of a wooden fortification and was twice visited by Edward the Black Prince. Today the impressive ruins of the circular keep have fabulous views and make a good picnic spot. You can climb the castle steps for views and look down on the remains of the rooms. In the woodlands around it, you might see black pheasants and beautiful wildflowers. In the summer, theatre performances take place here; in the spring the bluebells and daffodils are worth a visit.

Restormel Castle
Phone : 01208 872687


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Steps on entrance path (alternative access can be arranged in advance)
  • Facilities: Disabled parking, induction loop, handrails
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-Jun and Sep, daily 10-5; Jul-Aug, daily 10-6; Oct, daily 10-4. Closed Nov-Mar. Please check website

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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