Launceston Town in Cornwall
Launceston, gateway to Cornwall is a former capital of Cornwall. Pronounced as Lanson or Launson by the Cornish, the name of the town originates in the Celtic period - known as Lanstephan - meaning 'Church (lands) of St Stephen'. It became Dunheved under the Saxons. The town is overlooked by its Norman castle - built by Brian of Brittany in the 11th Century and is the only walled town in Cornwall.
The nearest source of local information is available from Launceston Tourist Information Centre.
Dining out near Launceston
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: