Restormel Castle (English Heritage)
The great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War in 1644. It commands fantastic views and is a favourite picnic spot.
Castle or defences
1Oct-1 Nov 10am-4pm daily / Closed 2 Nov-31 Mar
- English Heritage
Living in a Medieval Castle Discovery Visit
Join this interactive tour to discover what life was like in a medieval castle. Through artefact investigation and role play use your detective skills to find out who lived and worked in the castle.
Duration: 1 hour
Key Stage: 1, 2, 3, History, Drama, Literacy
How to obtain
Call 0117 975 0720 to book a 1 hour session, available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19485 for more information.
Restormel Castle Teacher's Kit (English Heritage)
A downloadable photocopiable teaching resource sheet for use in the classroom. The teacher's kit is essential for pre-, during and post-site visit work and includes: site history, site plans & tour, documentary sources, activities, photos & reconstruction artwork, details of how to visit and supporting resources information.
- English Heritage Education
How to obtain
Please click on the link to download.