Posted: 13months ago

Famous for its abundance of antique shops, Lostwithiel promises there is much more to discover in this “hidden treasure”.

 

Boasting charming narrow roads and ancient buildings, Lostwithiel was once the capital of Cornwall and locals remain immensely proud of their history and heritage.

 

Although no longer a capital, the town still enjoys a bustling and thriving community, where even on a weekday you’ll find the town alive with people paying a visit to the bakery, deli, butchers and pleasant shops selling delightful gifts, artwork, clothing, jewellery and of course, antiques.

 

Embraced by locals as Cornwall’s hidden treasure, you’ll find a friendly and active community in Lostwithiel, keen to share its beauty with you.

 

Information boards are scattered across the town detailing fascinating snippets into the town’s historic features. The church, dedicated in honour of St Bartholomew and founded in the 13th century, the medieval bridge and Restormel Castle are just some of the attractions waiting to be discovered. The town even has its own museum which houses an interesting collection of exhibits, donated by locals.

 

Whether it’s browsing the shops, taking a walk riverside, learning something new or hunting a rare treasure at the regular antiques and collectors markets there is something to suit all ages and moods. The town also hosts indoor car boot sales, craft fairs and produce markets, as well as being home to LostFest, Lostwithiel Beer Festival, Lostwithiel Carnival Week and Sing Along the River.

 

Those living in the town or nearby looking for something new to try won’t be disappointed. With a community association, U3A group, environment group, twinning association, various sporting clubs and groups for younger members of the community, there is plenty to get involved in.

 

Do you live in Lostwithiel and want to share something about your community? Comment below or email us on info@staustell.co.uk

 

If you are holding an event in the town, upload the details to our Events Calendar to publicise it for free.

 

Discover - Places - Lostwithiel

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Partly cloudy. Low 6C.

Wednesday Night

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Some clouds. Low 6C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h.

Thursday

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Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 11C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

Thursday Night

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Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 7C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 25mm. Locally heavier rainfall possible.

Friday

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A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High around 10C. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around 6mm.

Friday Night

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Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low around 5C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h.

Saturday

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A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 11C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Saturday Night

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Mainly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low near 5C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.

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