Launceston (Cornish: Lannstevan) is in Cornwall.
Launceston is on the A30 (the main trunk road running though the center of Cornwall). It is about 45 minutes (41 miles) from Exeter.
This small town of around 12,000 people is easy to cover on foot. Taxis are inexpensive but not required in the town centre.
- 1 Launceston Castle, Castle Lodge, PL15 7DR, ☏ . Built in the 11th century by Brian de Bretagne, the first Norman Earl of Cornwall adults £3.60, children £2.20, concessions £3.20.
- 2 St. Mary Magdalene. a 16th-century church with one of the most lavishly carved exteriors of any Church in England
- 3 Lawrence House, 9 Castle Street, PL15 8BA, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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, ☏ . 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, ☏ . 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, ☏ . Restaurant with five rooms in 16th C farmhouse, delightful cuisine. No children under 16. B&B double £130.
|Routes through Launceston|
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