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Launceston Castle

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Daily from 1 Jul - 31 Aug 2009 10:00am-6:00pm; 1 - 30 Sep 2009 10:00am-5:00pm; 1 Oct - 1 Nov 2009 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th-century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.

The castle long remained a prison and George Fox, founder of the Quakers, suffered harsh confinement here in 1656. A display traces 1,000 years of history, with finds from site excavations.

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