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Launceston (Cornwall)

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Launceston 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]

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

See[edit][add listing]

  • The castle - built in the 11th century by Brian de Bretagne, the first Norman Earl of Cornwall
  • St. Mary Magdalene - a 16th century church with one of the most lavishly carved exteriors of any Church in England

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Launceston Steam railway Tel:+44 1566 775-665 [1] - open during the summer months.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

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

Drink[edit][add listing]

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

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The White Hart Hotel Tel:+44 1566 772-013 - offers the best accommodation in town.
  • Eagle House Hotel - Very popular.
  • Lots of B&Bs in the area.

Get out[edit]

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



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