Launceston is a town of about 12,000 in the east of Cornwall.
Launceston is on the A30, the main trunk road running though the centre of Cornwall and is about 45 min (41 mi) from Exeter.
It is easy to cover the town on foot. Taxis are inexpensive but not required in the centre.
- Castle - 11th century by Brian de Bretagne, the first Norman Earl of Cornwall
- St. Mary Magdalene - 16th century church, with one of the most lavishly carved exteriors of any English church
- Launceston Steam railway Tel:+44 1566 775-665  - open during the summer months.
- Tinhay Mill Restaurant, Lifton (a couple of miles to the east of the town), good reputation.
- La Bouche Creole, in the centre, offers great Louisiana cuisine.
There are various Indian restaurants in the town but no Chinese.
- Launceston Fryers offer good quality, fresh, fish and chips in the centre, opposite the post office.
- The White Horse - Live music on Fridays.
- The Bakers Arms - Lively, full of younger people.
- The White Heart Busy on Saturdays.
- The White Hart Hotel Tel:+44 1566 772-013 - The best accommodation in town.
- Eagle House Hotel - Very popular.
- Lots of B&Bs in the area.
- Great Bidlake Manor, Bridestowe  An outstanding Elizabethan manor house on the western edge of Dartmoor is available as luxurious self-catering for up to 13 persons in 6 double or twin bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Plymouth and Exeter are connected by several buses a day. Tavistock is a Devon market town.