Launceston Castle and its collection

Launceston Castle
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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.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

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Admission

5 – 17£3.30
English Heritage passValid
Adults£5.50
Reduced£5.00
Family£14.30

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