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Lostwithiel Tourist Information

Lostwithiel Guide and History

Lostwithiel is a beautiful little town with a vibrant community often overlooked by passers-by as it is hidden in the valley. Steeped in history, with the ruins of the 12th Century Restormel castle on the hill, the Duchy Palace, and the town’s association with the Black Prince, all adding to the rich heritage.

Quiet and picturesque Lostwithiel has much to offer. The river Fowey calmly weaves through the countryside with the Tudor bridge at the centre of town providing the perfect backdrop for an afternoons messing about by the river.

In the town is St. Barts, a beautiful traditional church that is open to the public most days. Lostwithiel is known as Cornwall’s centre for antiques, a name deserved as the little town boasts many antique shops, an auction house and regularly hosts antique and toy fairs in the community centre.

Lostwithiel Events

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Lostwithiel Accommodation

There is a wide range of accommodation with self-catering and bed and breakfast, two hotels and a great Golf and Country club.

Entertainment and Eating Out Guide

Lostwithiel is an ideal base for visiting both North and South Cornwall. In between St. Austell and Bodmin you are within easy access of Bodmin Moor and The Eden Project and it is 5 miles from the harbour town of Fowey. The town is literally 5 minutes drive from the National Trust property Lanhydrock and there is the country house Boconnoc which opens its gates in the summer to host outdoor plays and for visitors to explore the gardens.

There are many walks on offer, in the town itself you can enjoy the two parks both following the river with play equipment or there are walks through woods and fields. Down the road is Cardinham Woods and the Luxulyan Valley has beautiful walks too.

When it comes to food for its size Lostwithiel has great choice. There are award winning restaurants showcasing local produce and a range of pubs serving fine food often coupled with entertainment. There are also tea rooms, a bakery, a fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway!

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Shopping Guide

The shops in the town include fairtrade products, pretty lifestyle and gift shops, a bookshop as well as an impressive selection of antiques.

Lostwithiel Beach and Surf Guide

Both the North and South coasts are within easy reach and Lostwithiel is minutes in the car from a great range of beaches.

Travel Information

Travel links are good with a station right in the centre of the town but more frequent trains can be picked up 5 minutes away at the Bodmin Parkway or Par stations.

Lostwithiel Businesses

A thriving community with homegrown businesses, Lostwithiel has a wide range of firms calling it home.

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