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About Lostwithiel

An ancient town situated at the tidal reach of the River Fowey.  It boasts beautiful rural scenery of the river and woodlands. It is reported that John Betjeman once said ‘there is history in every stone in Lostwithiel’.  This is clearly visible to the casual visitor who walks around the narrow streets and lanes.

In the town:
A tourist information centre  (in the main free car park)
A good selection of pubs
Various shops
Salmon fishing on the River fowey
Restormel Castle  -  originally built by the Normans and rebuildtby the Earl of Cornwall in the 13th century.  The Black Prince once held court here in 1354.  In 1644 briefly held by the Parliamentary Army before being taken by Royalist.  Now owned by the Duchy of Cornwall and open to the public.

Summary:  An ancient town steeped in history, a good base for exploring the county.