Visit Launceston - The official Launceston Tourist Information Centre website


Launceston Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has now reopened following the coronavirus lockdown. Ensuring the safety of visitors and staff, we are offering a restricted service at the moment. To allow for the necessary cleaning, sanitising and erection of daily social distance measures, the opening times are:

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Launceston Visitor Information Centre, White Hart Arcade, Launceston PL15 8AA
01566 772321

Some of our normal services are currently suspended, as we have had to make adaptations to the normal visitor experience. Details are:

*customers with a registered disability, may be accompanied by a carer or support person

Nb- we have received new bus timetables but been advised they are subject to change. We advise customers to check directly with transport companies before travelling

We welcome everyone back and look forward to seeing you all!

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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. Its 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.

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