Location: Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England.
Built: 12th-13th century
Ownership / Access: English Heritage. Open to the public
Opening Times: Open daily at 10am to 5pm.
Price of Admission: Not Free.
Notes: Restormel Castle was probably originally built after the Norman conquest of England as a motte and bailey castle around 1100 by Baldwin Fitz Turstin, the local sheriff. Constructed in the middle of a large deer park, the castle overlooked the primary crossing point over the River Fowey, a key tactical location; it may have been originally intended for use as a hunting lodge as well as a fortification, however.
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