Lostwithiel Cornwalls Hidden Treasure

Like any other treasures, when it comes with the word “hidden”, it adds to the mystery that prompts people to go out and explore its hidden values. Lostwithiel is known as Cornwall’s hidden treasure and let’s go on a short trip to unearth this treasure.

Nestled between the Fowey River valley some 6 miles east of the Eden Project and about 5 miles north of Fowey, Lostwithiel is a gem in paradise, overlooked by the 12th Restormel Castle with a river snaking through the center of the beautiful countryside. A holiday in Cornwall is made ideal by spending it in Lostwithiel. You can choose to stay at one of the two hotels, or go for any of the several Bed and Breakfast establishments, self catering cottages and farm cottages, or you can go for the Golf and Country Club hotel during your stay in Lostwithiel.

The town in ideally located so that you will have access to explore Landydrock House, the Eden Project, the north or south coasts, or you can even venture further to Penzance, St. Ives or Falmouth, places which are just an hour’s drive away.

At Lostwithiel, you can browse at the antique shops, regular fairs and join auctions. Lostwithiel is in fact the antique capital of Cornwall, and with the excellent roads and rail links, visiting Lostwithiel is so much easier these days. A number of shops, top restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and produce markets have also sprung up at Lostwithiel, making the town alive with visitors whole year round. At Lostwithiel, you can sample the delicacies and excellent dishes served by hotels, inns and cafes. Here, you can have all the time in the world browsing through the displays of paintings, lace, ceramics, old books, jewelry and local produce. Accommodation in Lostwithiel is not a problem. There are hotels, excellent B&B's and self-catering cottages to suit all tastes..

A stroll through the riverside parks, a picnic by the edge of the water along Cornwall’s unspoiled river bank, these are activities that make Lostwithiel stand out. You can even be content watching the unique river environment and the life in the town pass by. You can go for walks, go cycling, kayaking, or exploring Restormel Castle and its spectacular views. Lostwithiel is also home to the Eden Project, which is the eighth wonder of the world.

The town teems with rich history. It is slowly becoming a progressive metropolitan yet Lostwithiel is able to retain its rural features and proud heritage. It is open to adapt to changes yet it is powerful enough to make the rural charm of the town co-exist with the modern changes.

Boredom has no place in a stunning treasure of a place like Lostwithiel. You have a wide selection of activities. If you are more of the athletic type, a splendid golf course is at your disposal. A swimming pool, tennis courts, and a gym is just a few steps away. You can engage in a game of squash, table tennis, badminton and dancing at the Community center. You can also go for guided walks throughout the town of Lostwithiel throughout the summer months. Lostwithiel, Cornwall’s treasure lives up to its name.

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