Discover the special places Launceston is famous for; gorgeous gardens and iconic attractions such as St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Land's End, Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project. But Launceston will keep surprising you with the vast offer of new, different and fun things to do, even if you're a regular visitor or a local. The National Trust in Cornwall has more than 25 historic places and gardens.
So, you've arrived in Launceston and want to explore a bit more of the county. Why not take a boat trip or take a Cornish cycle tour, follow a trail or hire a classic car? You can also learn from guided tours that provide local knowledge and facts giving a unique experience where you can see the secrets of Launceston that visitors often don’t know about. Browse our listings for ideas.
Choose from a selection of family friendly activities suitable for a variety of ages throughout Launceston. Search listings representing the best activities Launceston has to offer, whether that be an artistic activity, a sporty activity or an unforgettable experience it ensures a wonderful day out for everyone.
Search listings representing the very best Launceston has to offer its ramblers. From walking along an inland path network of over 2,400 miles, simply taking a gentle stroll along your choice of beach, or exploring one of Cornwall's many beautiful gardens and estates, there will always be more to see and do.
Museums in Launceston are places where the past comes to life, where stories get told and treasures are uncovered. From mining heritage to maritime heritage there's lots of local history to explore. Many of Cornwall's towns and villages also house small and unique museums which explore a bygone era and celebrate local histories. Search our listing below...For more information go to Museums in Cornwall
Mighty coastal fortresses, beautiful hilltop castles and the legend of King Arthur, visiting castles in Launceston can be an adventure for all the family. Enjoy the peaceful Cornish countryside, take in fantastic coastal views or watch history come alive.
Visit the finest historic houses and stately homes in Launceston. The houses offer an interesting day out allowing a glimpse into the past with historic houses, artefacts and fine art waiting to be discovered. The stately homes also have beautiful gardens, land and woodland that can be explored.
Launceston has a multitude of great golf courses to choose from whatever your handicap, both experienced golfers and novices will abandon competitive natures and the frustration of bad play, as your focus is permanently shifted to stunning sea views, pockets of woodland and the surrounding blankets of undulating countryside. If you're not inclined to seriously swing a club, there's some fantastically positioned pitch and putt greens or crazy golf courses for family fun.
What do you fancy doing whilst in Launceston? Maybe a gorgeous garden one day, a gallery or museum the next, or perhaps something a little more active – surf schools, boat trips, cliff top walking, cycling…take your pick.
Or if history and heritage is more your thing you’ll love our historic houses, castles, museums and World Heritage Sites.