Discover Lostwithiel


Saunter into Lostwithiel for delicious local food and drink, a bit of traditional high street shopping or exploring the historical attractions of this charismatic place.

There is a popular and very varied collection of craft and gift shops and Lostwithiel has been dubbed the Antiques Capital of Cornwall. Choose between the four local pubs, hosting weekly live music and quiz nights, and various restaurants and takeaways which suit all tastes and wallets.

Lostwithiel was the medieval county hub when the river Fowey was navigable to the Quay. Why not join one of the free guided tours around Lostwithiel, a town with history in every stone and impressive landmarks such as the Tudor Bridge, St. Bartholomew’s church and the Duchy Palace. The Museum is a gem to explore on a dull day.

Lostwithiel hosts many annual events including Lostfest, The Carnival, the Beer and Cider Festivals, Dickensian Evening and The Giants’ Walk on New Year’s Eve. In addition, locals and visitors join to celebrate food, music, arts and antiques. Full of life, this vibrant community charms visitors through sharing its heritage, unique character and friendliness.

Staying local you can wander up to the well preserved Restormel Castle and take refreshments at the Duchy Nursery. Alternatively head south to St. Winnow church and farm museum on the river Fowey. Savour Angie’s delicious homemade scones, preserves and burgers at her farm café. Continue invigorated through Ethy Woods to idyllic Lerryn, a favourite artists’ spot on the river.

The London to Penzance train line and National Express coaches provide good public transport connections for Lostwithiel and their stops can be reached on foot from Lanwithan. The closest towns are Truro, a cathedral city, and Plymouth, with shopping, theatres or cinemas and urban recreation facilities within 30 miles. Please visit the Lostwithiel Town website for more information .