Visit Launceston - The official Launceston Tourist Information Centre website

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Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Opera Comes to Launceston
Regent’s Opera has been a travelling opera company for 25 years and now they are bringing a new, fully staged production of Bizet’s Carmen to Launceston Town Hall for one night only!
Featuring a cast of four and starring renowned Greek Mezzo soprano Kassandra Dimopoulou, the show is directed by Paul Higgins of Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Royal Opera House.
Tickets available from Launceston Visitor Information Centre, in white Hart Arcade, Launceston or by phone 01566 772321 or online at
Adult tickets £18, or introduce your young people to opera with tickets for under 18’s as just £5

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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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