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Launceston (Cornish: Lannstevan) is in Cornwall.

Get in[edit]

Launceston is on the A30 (the main trunk road running though the center of Cornwall). It is about 45 minutes (41 miles) from Exeter.

Get around[edit]

Map of Launceston (Cornwall)

This small town of around 12,000 people is easy to cover on foot. Taxis are inexpensive but not required in the town centre.





  • Tinhay Mill Restaurant, Lifton (a couple of miles to the east of the town). a good reputation
  • La Bouche Creole (Centre of town). offers great Louisiana cuisine.

There are various Indian restaurants in the town, but no dine in Chinese.

  • Launceston Fryers (in the centre of town opposite the post office). offer good quality, fresh, fish and chips


  • The White Horse. pub - live music on Fridays.
  • The Bakers Arms. pub - lively, full of younger generation.
  • The White Heart. pub - Busy on Saturdays.


  • The White Hart Hotel, +44 1566 772013. Offers the best accommodation in town.
  • Eagle House Hotel. Very popular.
  • Lots of B&Bs in the area.
  • 1 Arundell Arms, Fore St, Lifton PL16 0AA, +44 1566 784666. Just across the boundary east into Devon, this is a country house hotel with great dining. Dog friendly. B&B double £160.
  • 2 Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick PL15 7QQ, +44 1566 782009. Restaurant with five rooms in 16th C farmhouse, delightful cuisine. No children under 16. B&B double £130.

Go next[edit]

Plymouth and Exeter are connected by a daily bus service. Tavistock is a Devon based market-town.

Routes through Launceston
Land's EndBodmin  W  E  OkehamptonExeter

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