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Guidebook: Restormel Castle


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Restormel Castle sits high above the valley of the river Fowey in Cornwall, the picturesque ruins of the keep now the only remains of a luxurious castle that once belonged to the Black Prince. The first castle on the site was probably built shortly after the Norman Conquest, but the present building dates from the 13th century. At this time, the nearby town of Lostwithiel was an important centre of the tin industry, and it became one of the main administrative centres of Cornwall.

In 1337 Edward, the Black Prince, was created Duke of Cornwall, and Restormel was amongst the estates he was given. By the 16th century the castle was falling into decay, and was later incorporated into the picturesque landscape garden of the neighbouring manor house.

This guidebook provides the visitor with a tour of the castle, explaining how it would have been used in its heyday, and tells its history from its first foundation to the present day.

Key Features:

  • 24 pages
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2012 (revised reprint)

Size: Approx. 180 mm (w) x 200 mm (h)
Author: Nicholas Molyneux
ISBN: 9781850747895

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