Close to the south coast of Cornwall, the pleasant village of Lostwithiel is a quiet, seductive prospect for a holiday location. It is a short train journey from the centre of Plymouth, worth a visit for its culture and maritime history. Follow the River Fowey out to the sea down a woodland trail. Or visit Restormel Castle, Gribbin Daymark, Polkerris, and the Eden Project for inspirational days out in the local area.
Why visit Lostwithiel?
Lostwithiel is well-situated for touring North Cornwall. It is located close to the A30 and it has a mainline railway station connecting it to the national road and rail network. It is surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside with its tin mining heritage evident. You can reach the South Coast via Fowey and Par with ease from Lostwithiel too.
Things to do in Lostwithiel
Lostwithiel is considered to be the antique capital of Cornwall, so hunt out a bargain during your stay. Head to the striking Restormel Castle that stands tall above the town. Managed by English Heritage it is a hugely popular place of Cornish historic interest. Make a beeline for the Tudor Bridge that has benches nearby, another great spot for a picnic next to the River Fowey after a day strolling by the waterside.
Why stay in a Lostwithiel cottage?
We have a great collection of cottages in Lostwithiel that are perfect for couple’s break near the sea or friends or family reunion. With the sea close by and the city of Plymouth within driving distance, there’s nowhere better to stay if you’re looking for a stay in the country with the option of reaching out to the city for even more activities.
Three must-see places to visit in Lostwithiel
- Visit the ancient Restormel Castle. One of the county’s most picturesque forts
- Take a day trip to Lanhydrock, a country estate managed by the National Trust
- Gribbin Daymark is a great destination to aim for on the South West Coast Path