Lostwithiel comes from the Cornish "lostwydhyel" which means "tail of a wooded area"
Lostwithiel lies tucked away in the Fowey Valley, hidden by richly wooded hills, between the busy A390 and the upper tidal reaches of the river.
Once the County Capital, this small town has a character all of its own, proud of its heritage, independent, yet friendly and happy to share its many charms.
Now quiet and peaceful, Lostwithiel has become the antiques centre of the county. Its many antiques shops, fairs, markets and auctions draw people from far and wide.