Launceston Castle

Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage
Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage
Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage
Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage
Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage
Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage
Castle Lodge
Launceston
Cornwall
PL15 7DR
Accessible
Dog Friendly
Opening Times

 

Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.

The castle long remained a prison and George Fox, founder of the Quakers, suffered harsh confinement here in 1656. A display traces 1,000 years of history, with finds from site excavations.

Dont Miss:

    * The exhibition tracing 1000 years of history
    * Browsing in our shop for that special souvenir
    * Climbing to the battlements for impressive views

Dogs welcome on leads

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Nearby Food & Drink

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