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Revel in the majesty of one area of Cornwall reserved for the more discerning traveller in search of both exclusivity and escapism.

Lostwithiel is situated at the head of the navigable part of the River Fowey and is a delightful old Stannary town- the name comes from two Cornish words meaning 'the place at the end of the woodland'.

Formerly the ancient capital of Cornwall, Lostwithiel has a fascinating selection of shops specialising in arts, crafts, paintings and patchwork, and some quite outstanding period architecture. The museum is in the former Corn Exchange and has an interesting collection of artefacts reflecting life in Lostwithiel over the past centuries. The town has a number of excellent restaurants/bistros, several good pubs and many interesting unique shops offering something for everone.

There is a wonderful Norman castle, Restormel, in the countryside to the north and the magnificent National Trust owned mansion, Lanhydrock House, is just 4 miles to the north west.


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