Restormel Castle, Cornwall
This evening, I am posting information on Restormel Castle in Cornwall, England. Location is close to the River Fowey and the medieval town of Lostwithiel.
This is a well preserved motte and bailey castle which was originally built around AD 1100 and then rebuilt by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall in the late 13th century. Defence aided by 17 metre dry moat and steep angled motte slopes .
Whilst a ruin, preservation is good with keep, gate, great hall, kitchens and private rooms still visible.
The Black Prince held court here in 1354.
The castle’s final military role occurred during the English Civil War in 1644 when a defending garrison of Parliamentarians were defeated by attacking Royalists.