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Lostwithiel Cornwall

Lostwithiel Cornwall


Lostwithiel Cornwall is a medieval town and an interesting place to visit. Lostwithiel is a particularly good stop off point if you are traveling through South East Cornwall and have a few hours to spare. There is free parking in the centre, plenty of places to eat and buy provisions and some interesting antique, vintage and retro shops to browse.

Lostwithiel is set alongside the river Fowey (pronounced Foy) in Cornwall and so a walk or sit by the river is also a peaceful option. Lostwithiel Cornwall also has accommodation and holds a number of varied festivals throughout the year. Lostwithiel Cornwall also has a busy Community Centre (near to the main carpark) which has lots going on, look out for produce and flea markets, carboots and even a Christmas bear fair. Check out our What's On Guide as we list some of the events going on in Lostwithiel.

Lostwithiel is easy to get to by car and is also situated on the main railway line with regular trains. For nearby Family friendly and dog welcoming accommodation Mena Caravan and Camping Park is a beautiful campsite set in 15 acres of protected open space with enviable views in all directions and spacious pitches, offering static caravans, camping and caravanning.

The history of Lostwithiel is evident in the buildings and architecture as you walk around the town and there are helpful information plaques to keep you informed. Lostwithiel was founded by the Normans who first bridged the river Fowey. The arched bridge was rebuilt in the 15th century and now stands picture perfect over the River Fowey.

Bartholomew Church which was founded in the 12th century stands in the centre of the town. It is dedicated in honour of Saint Bartholomew, patron saint of tanners.

The Great Hall, Lostwithiel, which was built c1280 and which throughout the 14th century was the centre for administering Cornish affairs and the Cornish tin industry stands in the centre of Lostwithiel Cornwall.

Lostwithiel Museum which has an interesting collection of local exhibits, parish records, historical information and photographs is housed in the Georgian Corn Exchange and the adjoining, older, Town Hall in the town.

Restormel Castle CornwallNear to Lostwithiel, by the River Fowey, stands the ruins of the perfectly circular Restormel Castle.  Previously the home of the Earl of Cornwall and one of four Norman castles in Cornwall. The castle is now in the care of English Heritage and is open for the public to visit and so could be a good place to visit from Lostwithiel Cornwall. For more details read the description on our Castles in Cornwall page.

Other places near to Lostwithiel are the shopping centre of St Austell, beautiful harbour town of Fowey Cornwall, picturebox village of Charlestown, which often has an old tall sail ship in the harbour, or, slightly further the seaside town of Looe or picturesque harbour of Polperro Cornwall.


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Dining Out Cornwall
Cornwall has some fabulous places to eat out including delicious seafood restaurants serving local Cornish fish, cozy Cornish Cafes, traditional pubs. See our list of places to eat in Cornwall to find out more.

Dog friendly Cornwall ...

Dog friendly Cornwall
View our Cornwall Dog Guide for more information on dogs in Cornwall including pet friendly accommodation, places to eat with dogs and days out. Cornwall Dog Guide.

Accommodation Cornwall ...

Accommodation Cornwall
For more information see our list of Holiday Accommodation In Cornwall.