The ruins of the Norman Castle dominate the skyline above LauncestonLaunceston Town CentreLaunceston Castle and Visitor CentreLaunceston Steam Railway running through the Kensey ValleyCrackington Haven beach on the north coast of CornwallThe south west coastal path meanders for miles along the north Cornwall coastslide 32
Following a decision of Launceston Town Council
The Visitor and Information Centre in White Hart Arcade will close with immediate effect.

The continued opening of the site may encourage people to be in the town for non-essential purposes, which is against Government advice. We will periodically post updated information on both our website and Facebook page.

We send our best wishes to all residents and visitors and urge everyone to follow government and NHS advice and stay safe.



CORNWALL COUNCIL HAVE ISSUED THE FOLLOWING:

‘CORNWALL PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING AN OPEN AND WELCOMING PLACE, BUT DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES WE ASK THAT ANYONE PLANNING A TRIP TO CORNWALL CONSIDER DEFERRING THEIR VISIT AND AVOID ALL BUT ESSENTIAL TRAVEL’

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO - SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER!
The opening stage of the 2020 Tour of Britain has been announced, and it will take place in Cornwall.

Starting on Penzance promenade, it will wind its way by the wild west Penwith coastline into St Ives and then through Cornwall’s industrial heartland to Falmouth. Crossing the Duchy again it will arrive in Newquay before a trip to the iconic Eden Project and to the finish in Bodmin.

This is all taking place on Sunday 6th September when some of the world's finest cyclists will take on the undulating 170km route.



Launceston was once the capital of Cornwall and it is easy to see why especially when you catch sight of the Norman Castle dominating the skyline as you approach the town. Situated close to the Devon border and within the picturesque Tamar Valley this once strategic stronghold has retained much of its ancient origins.

Set amidst rolling countryside Launceston is conveniently situated between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and within easy reach of the north and south Cornish coasts. It’s the perfect location from which to explore the rest of Cornwall as well as nearby north and west Devon.

Within this idyllic location there are a myriad of places to stay, cosy cottages, boutique B&B's, glamorous glamping and historic hotels. Whether you plan to stay for a night or two or are looking for a family get away there is somewhere for everyone to relax and unwind.

Discover family attractions and activities, history, heritage; a wealth of local events and festivals add to the local culture on offer all year round.

Launceston is well known for the independent shops lining its narrow streets and town square. You will be spoilt for choice when shopping; there are award winning local food producers, shops selling unique crafts and gifts plus there are regular markets to browse.

We are open Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am - 1:00pm




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Rose Cottage

Launceston PL15 8ED

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Rose Cottage is a delightful Launceston bed and breakfast. Set in the Kensey Valley close to the River Tamar it has spectacular views of Launceston Castle, Launceston Town and the surrounding Cornish countryside and is just a few minutes from the A30 ... Read more
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Gospenheale Barn

Launceston PL15 8PQ

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Gospenheale is Cornish for "the settlement in the nook at the edge of the moor". This perfectly describes the beautitful setting for this barn conversion, providing award winning 4 star self catering holiday accommodation near Launceston. ... Read more

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