Launceston Castle

Cornwall, England

City/Town/Village: Cornwall
District: Cornwall
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6361, -4.36104
Postcode: PL15 7DR
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Owner

English Heritage

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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.
Admission
Adults: £3.20
Children: £1.60 (5-15 years)
Concessions: £2.70
EH Member Cost: Free

Information from English Heritage website


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