Lostwithiel, PL22 0EE
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 still belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. The views over the valley from the top of the castle wall are magnificent.