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Launceston Castle

Launceston PL15 7DR, England
+44 1566 772365
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Good friendly visit

Visited with a 4 year old and a baby but enjoyed by all. Small shop too with friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
goosey47
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Very intersting

We had a very interesting visit, the information and write ups are very good, the castle and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula P
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Liskeard, England, United Kingdom
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Set on a large natural mound with an unusual keep consisting of a 13th-century round tower inside an earlier shell keep. George Fox, founder of the Quakers, suffered harsh imprisonment here in 1656. Dog friendly and child friendly.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Launceston PL15 7DR, England
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"english heritage"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"piece of history"
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"an interesting place to visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with a 4 year old and a baby but enjoyed by all. Small shop too with friendly staff. Trekked to top of tower in a very windy day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very interesting visit, the information and write ups are very good, the castle and grounds are worth a visit.

Thank Paula P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 12th C castle still looks very formidable as you climb up the many steps and take in the historic town and countryside. The grounds next to a public park hold the foundations of the various buildings which were part of the castle estate. No...More

Thank Kai-HT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went there in janurary so it was closed but a walk around outtside looked intresting.so i ythink it a be worth a visit when open

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Easy walking distance, next door from Eagle hotel. Great food, why go anywhere else? Historically there is a lot of information and stunning views, you can visit parts nof the castle.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Nice visit to castle after a walk around the town steep steps but great views once you get to the top

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It's a real focal point in Launceston the town has grown up around it. If you get a chance go on one of the guided walks around the castle and town, we did during the summer and it was well worth while.

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

A lovely place to come for a walk and if you don't mind narrow steep steps I'd recommend enjoying the view from the very top! The castle is only a short walk from the town centre so a perfect stop off while enjoying the town.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Came to Launceston castle in half term, as we were driving through it caught my eye. We parked at the town parking which was a 10 minute walk, not well signposted but it is easy to get to as long as you walk on the...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Been through Launceston a few times over the years and never stopped. Gave it a go and paid a fleeting visit to the castle. It's quite a small castle but is still impressive as a piece of history and offers fantastic views all around. Quite...More

Thank John G
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CornishMaid89
15 February 2018|
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Response from Colin D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the person above I would suggest it’s something like 10-5, but count on that so check before you travel
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craigcotterillal2016
15 July 2016|
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Response from Diggercarl | Reviewed this property |
Quite frankly I would not change anything.. The information available is very good.. I do recommend getting the guidebook, and there are nice nooks and crannies to explore..
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