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Launceston Castle

Launceston PL15 7DR, England
+44 1566 772365
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OVP #3 - Castle with a view

This was our third English Heritage visit using our Overseas Visitor Pass. This castle is right in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Great views from the tower

This is a well maanged English Heritage site. There's a steep flight of stairs to the keep and more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Henry C
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Peterborough, 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.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (16 reviews)
“worth a visit” (24 reviews)
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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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"great views from the top"
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"interesting history"
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"brass rubbing"
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"piece of history"
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"steep steps"
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"lovely lady"
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"nice visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our third English Heritage visit using our Overseas Visitor Pass. This castle is right in the middle of Launceston and normally costs 5.20 to enter but free with membership (including OVP). The best thing about this Castle is the view from the top....More

Thank Albywon
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a well maanged English Heritage site. There's a steep flight of stairs to the keep and more stairs to the top. If you climb them the view is well worth it. There are plenty of signs explaining the history of the castle.

Thank Henry C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not an entire catle but the remains of the central defences buit on the original Norman Mott and Bailey. There is a small exhibition charting the hostory and development of the castle, marking out on what is now a park where various buildings once were....More

Thank Braukmann
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting castles and as we were staying nearby this was a must visit for me. The setting is high on a hill with some steep steps leading to the main keep. I only gave it an average review as there wasn't much to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is that this is another expensive Cornwall attraction that has nothing to offer. It is just a small ruin with a few billboards about its history. You would be better of reading about it on Wikipedia and viewing it on YouTube...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view was breath taking!!!!!!!! Diana, in the shop, was so patient, calm, peaceful, and very friendly. I highly recommend it to the History Lovers out there.

Thank Charlie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not a great deal of the original castle remaining, but enough to get a very good impression of what it was like. One can climb to the top of the round tower and get magnificent views. The various parts of the castle were...More

Thank Tobywebb35
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This castle has not been renovated so gives a good idea of the original building and how it has weathered over the many years. It is a heritage site so can be accessed with a Heritage Card.

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Launceston Castle is right in the middle of Launceston. There are 2 entrances which are a bit steep although if you take it slow you should be O.K. The grounds are very well looked after and there are seats so you can take in the...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I took a class from school to Launceston Castle for the day and we had a fabulous time! Diana in the shop was so helpful and patient and the small exhibition was full of interesting information. The children loved the climb to the top of...More

Thank missfrinty
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Allie W
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yes on leads all areas hope this helps
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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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