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Tel code: 01566 | code search
Postcode: PL15 | code search
Population: 8000
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Birthplace of:
Charles Causley
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Folk Customs:
Cornish Midsummer Bonfires
Helston Floral Day Furry Dance
Padstow 'Obby 'Oss
Quinquennial Knill Dance,
St Columb Hurling
Tom Bawcock's Eve

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Dragon Boat Race

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Launceston is the Gateway to Cornwall with its Georgian houses, intricately carved church, narrow streets and market square it is a delightful rural town offering a range of shops and services. The Lawrence House Museum showcases the town's history, from the Bronze Age to World War II and standing proud over the town is the Norman Castle. The castle at Launceston dominates the surrounding landscape - perched on top of a large, natural mound this was the ultimate status symbol of Middle Age wealth and power.
Originally known as Dunheved the Castle was an impressive and strategically important building that controlled the river crossing in and out of Cornwall. Launceston is the chief town of a wide area lying between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.
In Saxon times it was the site of a Royal Mint. By the 12th century the town itself had become walled (the only walled town in Cornwall) and for centuries the Assizes were housed here, in the castle itself and Guildhall in the town. The Prince of Wales comes to Launceston once in his lifetime as Duke of Cornwall to receive the feudal dues which are his right within the Duch of Cornwall.
Launceston has been and still is an important market centre; the rights to hold such markets were among the privileges granted by Royal Charter. All around Launceston the area oozes history and is dotted with villages and hamlets set amid open fields - it is quite literally a delight for the visitor and walker.


Jamaica Inn & Museums
Launceston Castle
Launceston Steam Railway
Lawrence House Museum
Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre
Trecarrell Manor Chapel and Hall
Trethorne Leisure Park
Wesley Cottage


Roadford Lake

Care Home

Kernow House


St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Church
St Mary Magdalene
St Stephen
St Thomas the Apostle


Yoga - Elmsgrove Yoga & Holistic Therapy


Oasis Night Club


Captains Ground
Lower Trethinna Cottage
Rivendell Cottage



Castle Rise Dental Practice
Dental Dimensions


Dr Deglanville & Partners
Launceston Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Miller & Son
Webbers Property Services

Farmers Market

Coads Green Farmers Market

Golf Club

Trethorne Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Curves Fitness for Women

Holiday Park

Avallon Lodges
Ta Mill


Countryman Inn
Kings Head Hotel


Launceston Market in the Square

Pub and Bar

Bakers Arms
Bell Inn
Newmarket Inn
Northgate Inn
Railway Inn
Rising Sun
Westgate Inn
White Hart Hotel


Bristow & Reeve
Cafe De L'arche
Dezigns Restaurant
Harlequin Restaurant
Sagor Tandoori Restaurant
Spice Room
Sun Wah
White Hart Hotel


Coombe Valley Nursery
Launceston Horwell Grammar School

Launceston Primary School
South Petherwin Primary School
St Catherine’s School
St Joseph’s School
St Stephen’s Primary School
Tregadillett Primary School
Werrington Primary School


Avallon Lodges
Riverside Apartment
Roadford Lake


John Whiting & Co
Nicholas Hewlitt
Parnalls Solicitors


AB Taxis
White Horse Taxis


Castle Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Launceston Judo Club (Martial Arts)

Launceston Rugby Union Football Club (Rugby Union)
Werrington CC (Cricket)


The Book Shop
Tower Books
Cullacott Flowers
Homeleigh Garden Centre Ltd
Castle Pet Supplies
Pets On Parade
Chelsfield Lasersports
G C Bateman
RF Davies
David Parish Menswear Ltd
East Penrest Farm
Wetherden Ben & Cathy
Deli Paradiso
Bray Farm Shop
Tremollett Meat
Parkers Bakery
Cornish Patisserie

Windmill Coffee Shop & Tea Garden
Fontanella Cafe
Coffee Pot
Launceston Fryers
Shaws Chocolate House
Just Off The Square Gifts
David Viggers Ltd
Country Chic
Petes Greengrocers
The Cornwall Yarn Shop




Chelsfield Lasersports(Adventure)
Aerosauras Balloons(Airsports)
Trethorne Leisure Park(Bowling)

Places to Stay near Launceston

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Riverside Apartment (0.40 miles)

Riverside Apartment
The Riverside Apartment is a modern two bedroom ground floor apartment on a new development situated within a rural corner of the Kensey Valley, bordered by river and fields, on the edge of Launceston. This ... More | visit website
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St. Leonards House B&B (1.15 miles)

St. Leonards House B&B

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St Leonards House is the comfortable, relaxing home of John and Jane Marshall set in the country just one mile from the historic town of Launceston, the ancient capital of ... More

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Trethorne Golf Club (2.92 miles)

Trethorne Golf Club

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Accommodation at Trethorne comprises 7 Clubhouse Rooms, 4 Lodges and 2 detached Cottages. All rooms are of a good size with green field views and en-suite facilities.Trethorne is situated on ... More

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Arundell Arms Hotel (3.40 miles)

Arundell Arms Hotel

The Arundell Arms is a delightful former 18th century coaching inn on a site which dates back to Saxon times, in a valley of five rivers on the Devon/Cornwall border offering log fire comfort, caring ... More

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Lifton Hall Hotel (3.45 miles)

Lifton Hall Hotel

Lifton Hall is a family run, 10 bedroom hotel just off A30 and only 40 minutes from Exeter and the M5. We are ideally situated for touring west Devon and Cornwall, with many attractions, such ... More | visit website

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Trevallen (3.49 miles)


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In the lovely, peaceful hamlet of Lezant, and just over 3 miles from the market town of Launceston, with its castle and steam railway, this comfortable family ... More

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Countryman Inn (3.75 miles)

Countryman Inn

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Beautiful thatched country pub on the B3254 between Launceston and Bude.

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Tinhay Mill Guest House (3.83 miles)

Tinhay Mill Guest House
Tinhay Mill is situated in the quiet village of Tinay near Lifton, 2 miles from the Cornwall border, 10 miles from Dartmoor and close enough to the A30 for convenient access to the rest of ... More | visit website
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Old Coach House (5.00 miles)

Old Coach House

The Old Coach House (4* AA Rated and a member of the Dartmoor Tourist Association) is situated in 1.5 Acres of secluded, landscaped gardens with a number of seating areas for the relaxation of our ... More | visit website

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Frankaborough Farm Holiday Cottages (5.13 miles)

Frankaborough Farm Holiday Cottages
A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at our traditional beef, sheep and dairy farm ideally located on the Devon/Cornwall border and popular with guests touring many attractions in the West Country. We offer excellent four ... More | visit website

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