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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.

Alternative name:

en Launceston Castle - English Heritage

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology

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Opening hours

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Admission

5 - 17 £3.30
English Heritage pass Valid
Adults £5.50
Reduced £5.00
Family £14.30

Notes

Family ticket admits 2 adults, up to 3 children.

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Location

Launceston, England

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