Welcome to the official website for Lostwithiel Town
is a small town in south Cornwall, lying in a valley at the head of the
Fowey estuary, where the river Fowey is crossed by a five arched 14th
century bridge. The town, which has a population of around 3000, lies on
the main road and rail routes from Plymouth to the St Austell and the
south coast of Cornwall.
Once an important stannary town, the town was the scene for a
major battle in the English Civil War, when in 1644 the Royalist forces
achieved their last major success. The nearby port at Fowey, and the
stronghold of Restormel Castle ensured the town's strategic importance.
Today Lostwithiel is peaceful and quiet. The town centre caters
for the local commmunity as well as for passing traffic, and is
particular famed for its auction rooms and antique shops. A walk through
woodland leads to the imposing ruins of Restormel Castle, overlooking
the town and the river. The town is an ideal base for exploring the
beautiful Fowey estuary, the cliffs and beaches along the coast, and the
Lostwithiel's Adopted Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documentation is available at Lostwithiel Neighbourhood Plan website.