English Heritage castles and monuments in Cornwall

Restormel Castle

Lostwithiel,
Cornwall
Tel. 01208 872687
Fax. 01326 319911
Map Ref: SX 104614

Restormel Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall
Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel, Cornwall - English Heritage
Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel, Cornwall - English Heritage
Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel, Cornwall - English Heritage

Facilities. Picnics welcome. Toilets. Parking

Location: From the main A390 through Lostwithiel - follows signs to Castle which is 1½ miles to the north of the town.

Restormel castle lies just to the north of Lostwithiel village, overlooking the River Fowey. This is one of Cornwall's often forgotten corner's, lacking the fame of the nearby castles at Launceston, St. Mawes and Pendennis.

Restormel is the ideal location for quiet afternoons with the family. The grounds are ideal for picnics, with splendid views across wooded valleys.

Children with love exploring the ramparts (supervision needed, as the steps can be slippery), or racing around the top of the moat.

The castle, originally built by the Normans on a spur, overlooking the river valley, stands proudly one mile upriver from Lostwithiel.

You can still make out the ruins of Restormel's keep, gate and Great Hall, and even the kitchens and private rooms. They were built around 1100, making Restormel one of the oldest and best preserved Norman motte-and-bailey castles in Cornwall.

The castle was rebuilt by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall in the late 13th century, as a splendid residence for himself. The bailey (a large courtyard where the retainers lived) has now disappeared, so has the deer park, where Edmund kept 300 deer. The Black Prince held court here briefly in 1354.

Restormel's defenses were perfect. The castle was built behind a 17 metre moat, upon slopes which were artificially steepened. These clearly acted as a powerful deterrent, for Restormel has seen action only once during its long history in 1644, when Charles I's forces drove out the Parliamentarian garrison during the Civil War.

The Castle still belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. It is administered by English Heritage and is open to the public. Various events are staged here from time to time, bringing history to life. The views over the valley from the top of the castle wall are magnificent.

In the spring, Restormel Castle is surrounded by banks of daffodils and bluebells. It lies a mile to the north of the attractive medieval town of Lostwithiel.

Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel, Cornwall - English Heritage

Properties near Restormel Castle

Cornwall Online has 10 Character properties offering Accommodation in this area

Bryony Cottage
Fowey

Click here to view
website

Bryony Cottage

Self catering Bryony Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Fowey in a small hamlet- enjoying open aspects to the front and rear. This character cottage sleeps 3 people in two bedrooms. The holiday cottage has parking, located at the rear of the property. Stunning location for beaches, the Fowey Estuary and many local attractions - sleeps 3 people
     Tel: 07999 249044

Hidden Valley Gardens - Garden Studio
Par Nr. Fowey

Click here to view
website

Hidden Valley Gardens - Garden Studio

Self catering One of Top 20 UK best places to stay with gardens - The Times, 19th May 2012 Two,highly rated self-catering holiday accommodations that are available within the 3 acre award-winning garden known as Hidden Valley Gardens. It is ideal for a couple, particularly garden lovers, seeking a cosy/romantic getaway. Sleeping 2 people
     Tel: 01208 873225

Higher Menadew Farm Cottages
St Austell

Click here to view
website

Higher Menadew Farm Cottages

Self catering A place where you can refresh, relax and unwind; families and couples love it here. Our stylish, 4 & 5 star self catering country cottages are exceedingly comfortable, welcoming and superbly equipped perfect for an enjoyable, memorable and effortless holiday at any time of year.
  Quality in Tourism/ Visit Britain  4 and 5 Star Gold award Tel: 01726 850 310

Landaviddy Manor (slps16) & Manor Cottage (slps 5)
Polperro

Click here to view
website

Landaviddy Manor (slps16)  & Manor Cottage (slps 5)

Self catering Self-catering Holidays in an 18th century Manor is situated on the outskirts of the picturesque fishing port of Polperro with its restaurants and historic public houses. The village is renowned for its harbour, whitewashed cottages and independent shops, fabulous historical Pubs, renowned restaurants - think pirates and smuggling! The village has a fabulous choice of restaurants and Inns. Many of the public houses are famously old and have true authentic charm. The coastal walks in both directions are breathtaking, and the Manor is ideally located for day trips to many famous attractions e.g. Eden Project, Heligan Gardens, and places such as Fowey, Looe, Mevagissey, Daphne Du Maurier Country, Looe, Lansallos, Truro and Liskeard. The Eden Project , Heligan Gardens and Knightor Winery are all within reasonable distances.There are a wide selection of beaches, sports and adventure parks and wildlife attractions to suit all ages and interests. A truly beautiful part of the world where you have an enviable choice of things to do and see.
Manor Sleeps 16 - Manor Cottage sleeps 5
     Tel: 01726 851101

Lanhydrock Farm Cottages
Bodmin

Click here to view
website

Lanhydrock Farm Cottages

Self Catering COTTAGES WITH HOT TUBS 2/4 AND 6 BED COTTAGES.Two Fishing lakes and direct access to UKs Premier National Trusts LANHYDROCK HOUSE 500acres estate.15 minutes to EDEN and Beach with Pub and restaurant.See my website with availability page and prices.
     Tel: 07737034522

Lanwithan Manor Farm
Lostwithiel

Click here to view
website

Lanwithan Manor Farm

Self Catering A collection of character self catering Holidays cottages in and around the grounds of a Georgian Manor House in the Fowey Valley. Eight Holiday cottages sleeping 2 to 6 people. Open All year
Lanwithan Manor Farm   Quality in Tourism / Visit England  3 - 4 Stars Tel: 01208 872444

Largin Farm Bed & Breakfast
Lostwithiel

Click here to view
website

Largin Farm Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Glynn & Carolyn wish to welcome you to a comfortable farmhouse break or holiday. Largin Farm sits amidst the beautiful Cornish countryside & is within easy reach of the picturesque fishing ports of Looe & Polperro which are just a short drive away.
     Tel: 01579 320902

Penquite Farm Holidays
Fowey

Click here to view
website

Penquite Farm Holidays

Self Catering Location, Location, Location. 3 superior quality, detached and spacious barns and cottage offering peace and privacy in a beautiful riverside village affording wonderful views over the Fowey River Valley. Perfect to relax and explore Cornwall. Features indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub- open all year Sleeps 4, 6 and 8/10
Penquite Farm Holidays   Quality in Tourism / Visit England  4 and 5 Star Gold Tel: 01726 833319

Peregrine Hall
Lostwithiel

Click here to view
website

Peregrine Hall

Self Catering + Bed & Breakfast 1 & 2 bedroom cottages in historic setting with wonderful views in 10 acres of grounds. Flexible bookings as well as short breaks, arrive/depart on any day. Outdoor pool, laundry facilities, off road parking. 10 min walk into town centre. 6 miles from Eden project, 8 miles from Fowey. Holiday Cottages
one of our two bedroom Ground floor holiday cottages has wheal chair access and a wet room
Holiday Cottages sleeping 2,2,4,4,+6 people.
Peregrine Hall      Tel: 01208 873461

Sun Valley Holiday Park
St Austell

Click here to view
website

Sun Valley Holiday Park

Self Catering Static Caravan + Holiday Park This family-run park is friendly,comfortable and exquisitely maintained, and whether you choose to stay in one of the parks luxurious modern caravans Sun Valley is perfectly positioned for exploring the sandy beaches, quiet coves and historic harbours which abound on Cornwalls gentle south coast.
Sun Valley Holiday Park   CTB member,, Quality in Tourism / Visit England  4 Star \ AA 5 Pennant Holiday Park Tel: 01726 843266

Click here to find out more about Cornwall and Devon

Promoting your business on Cornwall Online
Copyright ©1994 - 2010 - Disclaimer E&OE

Cornwall Online Website by ITS WEB DESIGN - COL DIRECT. Tel 01579 384778