A charming town, and a great favourite of mine, often overlooked because travellers fail to drive off the main road into the side streets. It became the C13 capital of Cornwall and as the Stannary Court oversaw the administration of the medieval tin industry. The town has many beautiful buildings - the C13 Duchy Palace on Quay St., C13 Parish Church with splendid spire, C17 and C18 Georgian houses on Fore St. and the C18 Guildhall. Also, not to be missed, the important early C20 corrugated iron, army drill hall. C13 bridge. Boat trips to and from Fowey along the beautiful Fowey Valley. May Making ceremony, ‘Beating the Bounds’ - May (1st Monday) Carnival week - late July. E/C W.  lostwithiel.org.uk



Restormel Castle
River Fowey
St Winnow Church