Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cornwall  /  Launceston  /  Launceston Castle

Launceston Castle, Launceston

3.9
#5 of 19 in Things to do in Launceston
Create an itinerary including Launceston Castle
map
Launceston Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
198 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Its worth a visit if your down in cornwall lots of yhings to do around this area .worth a visit definately  more »
  • Visited with a 4 year old and a baby but enjoyed by all. Small shop too with friendly staff. Trekked to top of tower in a very windy day.  more »
  • We had a very interesting visit, the information and write ups are very good, the castle and grounds are worth a visit.  more »
Google
  • An English Heritage site, so is fully free for members, kids are £2.80 and Adults £4.70 as of time of writing (April 2018), There is a lot of information about the history of the castle at the admission centre so even if you are unable to climb the stairs to the castle which are quite steep there is a fair bit to read at the bottom. The centre has artefacts found at site on display with information about them. The castle is sited in a public park so even if you do not wish to go to the top you can visit for free. Allow 1-2 hours to visit and wrap up warm as it can be very windy on the top. Due to the nature of ancient monuments accessibility is limited and there is no wheelchair access to the upper part of the castle, however the lower part and park are accessible via a wheelchair. Parking can be found just across the street from the entrance to the castle and is about £0.60 per hour (April 2018). If you are into history and have a couple of hours to kill I recommend this as a place to visit also if you have time there is an interesting Museum just down from the park that will keep you occupied for another hour or two.
  • Beautiful castle and surrounding land, offers picturesque views from all points. Beautiful landmark of Cornwall.
  • This is old very AND IT'S FREE parking is tricky but possible. There are a lot of portals in Launceston if you play ingress . The castle has a small gift shop and Caffè. But this is seasonal. There is good wheel chair access.
  • A good place to spend an hour or two, it's worth the climb to the top for stunning views of Cornwall and Dartmoor.
  • Very interesting castle and lovely old style town surrounding it.
Places to stay near Launceston Castle

Plan your trip to Launceston

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Launceston Castle by other users

8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM GREECE May, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Devon, Isles of Scilly & Cornwall BY A USER FROM ITALY August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Launceston BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in England BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans