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


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • 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

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