Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage
Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage
Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage c Christopher Hilton via Geograph
Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage
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Dog Friendly
The great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition.

St Mawes Castle, Launceston Castle and Restormel Castle will reopen in early August. Tickets will go on sale in early July. Visitor numbers will be limited to help keep everyone safe and stick to social distancing measures. You will need to book your visit in advance. If you are an English Heritage member you will still need to book your visit but your ticket will be free.

Pendennis Castle and Tintagel reopened on July 4th

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. 

When you visit, keep an eye out for 'Tetraphasis Obscurus', the 'Black Pheasant' that you can spot in the castle grounds and nearby woodland. This is a haven for wildlife and birds with beautiful spring flowers and plants all year round. It is a great place for a picnic where you can relax and enjoy the stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside including the River Fowey. 

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 peaceful countryside
    * Climb the castle steps to look down on the remains of the rooms

Dogs welcome on leads

Restormel Castle Main Image c. Christopher Hilton via Geograph

Nearest Information Centre

7.7 Miles

Nearest Train Station

1.0 Miles

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