Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage c Christopher Hilton via Geograph
Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage
Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage
Restormel Castle | Lostwithiel Cornwall | English Heritage
Castleton
Lostwithiel
Cornwall
PL22 0EE
Accessible
Dog Friendly
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. 

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

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