Among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain.
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.
We are now open Saturday to Wednesday inclusive to pre-booked visitors. All members and visitors must reserve a timed arrival slot before visiting, your vehicle reg will be checked on arrival and only those booked for that time slot will be permitted entry.