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
Launceston Visitor Information Centre has reopened and we are following normal opening hours. The UK Government has lifted most COVID restrictions but their guidance is still to wear face coverings in crowded enclosed spaces. We appreciate visitors who continue to wear face coverings and sanitise their hands when they visit the centre.


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.

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.

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.

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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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