Restormel Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Restormel Castle
Restormel is one of the most remarkable castles in Britain. The present circular structure, built in the late 13th century, was a luxurious retreat for its medieval owners and was twice visited by Edward, the Black Prince. Today the remains of the castle rooms reveal clues to its past grandeur. Large fireplaces, high windows and the Great Hall, used for gatherings, give a sense of the once luxurious surroundings. It offers fantastic views across the valley of the River Fowey and is a favourite
Attractions Near Restormel Castle
National Trust - Lanhydrock
2.84km from Restormel Castle
Lanhydrock was built in 1630-42 for the Robertes family who rose from merchants and bankers to the peerage as Barons of Truro and then Earls of Radnor. The house was partly destroyed by fire in 1881. It gives an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a Victorian country house from the children's nursery wing and the splendid comforts of the state rooms to the fascinating warren of kitchens.
Bodmin Jail Attraction
7.19km from Restormel Castle
Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornwall’s history and this bold re-development gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. Explore the many cells and features that make your visit to the Jail a fun and educational adventure, and just a little bit scary. The Jail you see today was built with the help of the prisoners who brought 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry.
8.6km from Restormel Castle
Eden Project is a unique experience and one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions. Here, in the heart of Cornwall’s stunning countryside you’ll find the world’s largest indoor rainforest. It is home to a series of great biomes. In a single day, you’ll be able to experience the steaming rainforests of South America, and stroll past lemon trees, olive groves, vines and herbs on a journey through the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. There are also adventure activities, gardens, an
10.42km from Restormel Castle
Readymoney Cove is a south-east-facing sandy beach to the south of the harbour town of Fowey. It was flourished with cliffs close to the mouth of the River Fowey and bounded and also one side is the renowned St Catherine's Castle. Reasonably safe bathing within cove, but not in the Fowey Estuary. However, can be water pollution after storms and heavy rain. Above the cove is the former coach house which was the home of author, Daphne du Maurier, for a few years during the Second World War.
St Catherine's Castle
10.54km from Restormel Castle
St Catherine's Castle is a Henrician castle in Cornwall, England. It is one of a pair of small artillery forts built by Henry VIII in the 1530s to defend Fowey Harbour. It was modified in the 19th century during the Crimean War and again during the Second World War when it became home to an anti-aircraft gun and an ammunition store. One of the iconic location which paves light to the history of Cornwall.
Pencarrow House & Garden
11.64km from Restormel Castle
Pencarrow house and gardens has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years. Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem offers plenty to do for all, including families, with a Grade 11 listed garden, Iron Age fort, children’s play area, café and gift shop.
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