- B&Bs in Launceston
B&Bs in Launceston
Explore a variety of charming B&Bs and guest houses in Cornwall and find the perfect home away from home. Launceston is an ancient market town that was once one of the most important in the southwest. It is known as the ‘gateway to Cornwall’, due to the A30 running very close by (the road used to go through the town itself).
Whether nestled in a coastal village or countryside setting, these accommodations provide a cosy retreat for your Cornwall adventure.
B&Bs in Launceston
Enjoy a unique and charming experience during your stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Cornwall. Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading out to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. Your host will tell you everything you need to know about the local area, and can provide valuable recommendations on nearby attractions, hidden gems, and activities. Their insider tips can help enhance your Cornwall experience and introduce you to lesser-known places.
FAQ's LauncestonView all
You might hear people in Launceston pronounce it 'Lanson' but the general pronunciation is 'Lawn-sten'. Don't worry if you get it wrong, most Cornish people can't pronounce Wymondham.
The north coast at Bude is less than 20 miles away and with Launceston being on the A30, even popular beach resorts like St Ives are less than one and a half hours drive away.
It is what's known as a Motte and Bailey Castle and was probably built for Robert the Count of Mortain in the late 11th century. It initially comprised an earthwork and timber castle with a large motte in one corner. Rebuilt in stone in the 12th century and substantially redeveloped after 1227, including a high tower to enable visitors to view his surrounding lands.
Although already a ruin, the Royalists used it during the English Civil War after which it was stripped for its building materials. A small jail was later erected in the centre of the bailey, which was also used for executions, but by the 1840's this had been moved to Bodmin.
The Ministry of Works took over the guardianship of the castle in 1951 and it is now managed by English Heritage. Prince Charles was officially proclaimed Duke of Cornwall there in 1973 and we wait to see if the same ceremony will take place now that Prince William is Duke of Cornwall?
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