North Cornwall Rocks

Launceston Castle


Places to Visit

Launceston Castle is set on a large natural mound, dominating the surrounding landscape. The focus of the castle is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th-century round tower, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. There is a staircase offering access to the top of the tower, offering breath taking views of the historic town and countryside. 

The castle grounds are a lovely spot for relaxing and having a picnic while you enjoying the fantastic views of the surrounding valley.

There is an entry cost for the castle keep, but you can explore the castle grounds free of charge.

Access: - There is disabled access to the outer bailey, exhibition and shop (a side gate to the shop allows for wheelchair or pushchair access). 

Parking: - several pay and display car parks close by

Toilets: - none on site

Food: - the shop sells soft drinks and ice creams. There are picnic benches on site.

Dogs: - dogs on leads are welcome

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Opening Hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00


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