Launceston

LAUNCESTON

A town of hills dominated by the commanding position of the Castle, and the only walled town in Cornwall. There is a splendid collection of Georgian houses in Castle Street. It is worth exploring the alleys and streets that run off the Town Square and Castle mound. St Cuthbert Mayne of Barnstaple, a Catholic priest was executed (hung, drawn and quartered) here in 1577 for supposedly inciting Catholics to rise against Queen Elizabeth 1. George Fox (Quaker) was imprisoned here for 6-months in 1656. C16 packhorse bridge.

Agricultural show - July. E/C Th.

 

SPECIAL PLACES TO VISIT

Church of St Mary Magdalene
Dingles Steam Village
Hidden Valley
Launceston Steam Railway
Launceston Castle
Lawrence House Museum