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Launceston Castle

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Nice walks around this castle

We didn't actually go into the castle itself, as there is a park surrounding it which gives you a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Great views

This English Heritage site is well maintained and worth the visit for the views alone from the top... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Launceston PL15 7DR, England
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All reviewsenglish heritageworth the climbsurrounding countrysidegreat views from the topworth a visitsmall displayticket officetown centrelovely ladywell worth the effortsmall shopsunny daygreat place to visitgift shopvalue for moneyruinstower
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Reviewed yesterday

we spent a couple of hours looking round the castle and visitor centre, a trip to the top of the castle is a must as the views are spectacular, the guide book is a must buy, as it explains everything about the castle. the park...More

Thank sarah p
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't actually go into the castle itself, as there is a park surrounding it which gives you a nice view of it, and we had a very pleasant walk around it. It is not far to walk from the town, through the park. Nice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Launceston many times and this is the first time we have been to the castle. It’s dog friendly and a great place to visit with good views over Launceston.

Thank CT9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must for all when in Launceston Cornwall. The view from the top of the Keep of the Tamar valley is truly Wonderful. The staff so very interesting full of History.

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Launceston Castle is a must 64 steps and 360 degree view over surrounding countryside and historic Launceston you can see for miles. Unfortunately there isn’t any wheelchair access or ramps and the steps are fairly steep so not suitable for people with poor mobility. Before...More

1  Thank talbotnicola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much history, great views. On a hot day, lovely place to sit and have lunch brought from the local town. The only thing that lets it down are the occasional people using it to doss about.

Thank Demz86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful staff and a nice little shop. Worth visiting if you are EH members but I didn't feel it was great value for us. The lower grounds are public anyway and our children mostly enjoyed exploring them more than climbing eleventy million steps!!

1  Thank Zoe H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This English Heritage site is well maintained and worth the visit for the views alone from the top of the tower. its a bit of a climb and might not suit people with a difficulty for climbing steps.

Thank Johnspaul58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited back in April . great little Norman castle .nice surrounding town Some interesting shops and restaurants

Thank ajg101971
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Like many others, this is a simple ruin. There are amazing views from the top, and a very friendly lady in the ticket office cum shop, which also sells drinks and ice creams. There are no toilets, but there are public toilets in the car...More

1  Thank AveragePunter
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Allie W
4 April 2018|
Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
yes on leads all areas hope this helps
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
15 July 2016|
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..