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English Heritage, Launceston Castle
English Heritage, Launceston Castle

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 castle long remained a prison and George Fox, founder of the Quakers, suffered harsh confinement here in 1656.

English Heritage, Launceston Castle

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English Heritage, Launceston Castle

Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7DR England

01566 772365

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  • @EnglishHeritage, 21 May 2019

    This week we're celebrating 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria, so where better to get our #MondayMotivation than her palatial holiday home Osborne House. Queen Victoria herself said "It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot", and we can't help but agree!