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Restormel Castle is one of four chief Norman castles of Cornwall, along with Launceston, Tintagel and Trematon. The castle was probably built after the Norman conquest of England as a motte and bailey castle around 1100. In the late 13th century it was the residence to the Earl of Cornwall. The castle became ruined in the years after the English Civil War.