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  • Restormel Castle
    Restormel Castle
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  • Restormel Castle
    Restormel Castle
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  • Restormel Castle
    Restormel Castle
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    by sue_stone Written May 20, 2009

    Located a couple of miles from the main street of Lostwithiel is Restormel Castle. The castle is ruined, but it is still well worth a visit to this 13th-century circular "shell-keep", as it is one of the best preserved circular keeps in England. The castle sits on a Norman mound, which is surrounded by a deep moat, which is in turn surrounded by picturesque farming land.

    It is a short walk from the car park to the castle, via the small shop to pay for entry (£3 in April 2009). You enter the castle across what was probably once a draw bridge. You can explore the ground floor or take the stairs up to the battlements, from which you will be rewarded with fantastic views.

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    Lostwithiel Bridge

    by Beach_dog Updated Dec 24, 2002

    A fascinating bridge and probably one of the oldest in Cornwall. It dates from the 13th Century and replaced an earlier bridge at this site. It has been repaired numerous times and one section at its Eastern end is of Tudor date (late 16th century). Today the bridge is still in use, although heavy traffic uses a new bridge further upstream.

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    The Duchy Palace

    by Beach_dog Written Dec 24, 2002

    Although never a Palace, it was originally the Great or Stannery hall. It was the adminastrative building for the County of Cornwall, the courts, smelting houses for tin, a mint (for coins) and a prison.
    It was built from 1265 to 1300 by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, second son of King John and brother of King Henry III. It was built as a replica of Westminster Hall in London.
    Badly damaged during the battle here in 1642, today much survives incorporated into other buildings as well as the Convocation hall.

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    by kaytee_cornwall Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This restaurant is easily the best in Lostwithiel IMO. Be sure to book in advance.
    Upon entering, you are met by friendly staff and given the option to enjoy a drink in the lounge whilst you browse the menu. The style is very contemporary and different to others in the area. Goes for the modern spin which to be honest is different from the traditional themes I am used to down in Cornwall. This was unexpected as from the outside, I have to admit it does not give out the correct vibes.
    The Restaurant is very comfortable and the decor immediately makes you feel comfortable and relaxed.

    Favorite Dish: The food is brilliant. The chef (who I believe is the owner too) seems to be award winning and I cannot fault any aspect of the food he cooked. Unfortunately, I do not like seafood and so my options can be limited when dining out in this area, but I am assured by my partner that the seafood he ate was fantastic. I had steak, which was perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth!
    Av prices are starters £6, main £12 and dessert £4. Bottle of wine from about £10.

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    • Food and Dining

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    The Royal Talbot

    by MikeStacey Updated Oct 18, 2004

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    The Royal Talbot caters for both the person wants to eat in a resturant environment and also the person who wants to eat in a pub environment watching TV, people playing pool, ...... etc.

    Favorite Dish: I had a very nice minted lamb steak and my girlfriend had, what she describes as "A ridiculously large portion of battered fish and chicken". ha ha ha. It was really an assortment of deep fried chicken, fish, jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese, mushrooms, and some spicy chicken strips.

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