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English Heritage, Launceston Castle
English Heritage, Launceston Castle

Photo credit: Launceston Castle, English Heritage. Skyscan Balloon Photography

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venues and exhibitions are closed until further notice. We recommend checking with the venues' own websites for up-to-date information. 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, 14 May 2021

    ? Walk this way ? ? View from the wall walk ? Framlingham Castle, Suffolk