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Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle

Type: Castle/Fort

English Heritage

Crowning a hill, commanding a major crossing of the River Fowey, the Castle stands within a deep and wide dry moat. The circular wall forms a large 13th Century Shell Keep, with domestic buildings inside and a large, rectangular chapel protruding outside it. The Keep is entered through a strong gateway that projects into the moat. The original Castle was a wooden stronghold with many important buildings protected by only a timber palisade. The later stone castle with impressive rooms and large windows was more a symbol of status and power than a fortress.

SERVICES: Parking, Toilets, Retail area, Picnic Areas

OPEN Daily April - October from 10am

CLOSED Nov - March.

Contact Details

PL22 0EE

Tel: +44 01208 872687

Ticket Information

Run by English Heritage, please refer to their website for information on entrance costs.
English Heritage members FREE


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1 Hour
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 55
  • Min group size - 11
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Road Directions

From the A390: Located 1.5 miles north of Lostwithiel off the A390

Public Transport Directions

From Lostwithiel train station it is 1.5 miles to Restormel Castle.