Launceston is rich in history and ancient buildings

History and Heritage

Launceston, once the ancient capital of Cornwall, has an unmissable 11th century castle dominating the skyline. The narrow streets, fine examples of early architecture, meander and wind within the town walls, past the one remaining medieval gateway, Southgate Arch. The renowned St Mary Magdalene Church has a magnificent carved exterior with a clock tower once used as a look out point.

Lawrence House Museum, located in a fine National Trust property near the castle grounds, is a small, child friendly museum providing an insight into fascinating local heritage. It does not take much to imagine the hustle, bustle and noise of the old market square as today's visitors follow a town trail discovering Launceston, a Cornish town steeped in history.

Check out the attractions below

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Steam Railway

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Fairground Heritage

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Antique Chair Museum

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Lawrence House

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Launceston Castle

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Launceston Priory

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Wesley Cottage

Places to visit Launceston

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And much more to see and do

Walking

Walking

Gardens

Gardens

Family Days Out

Family Days Out

Leisure Activities

Leisure Activities

Shopping

Shopping

History and Heritage

History and Heritage

Theatre, Music and Art

Theatre, Music and Art

Charles Causley

Charles Causley