Launceston is the Gateway to Cornwall, easily accessed from the A30 and just across the border from Devon. A beautiful, historic market town, surrounded by rolling countryside, Launceston is the perfect place to stay and explore all of Cornwall as well as north and west Devon.
    Nearby Points of Interest
  • Launceston Castle (11.1 mi)
  • 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 can be reached via an internal staircase but once reached, offers breathtaking views of the historic town and countryside.
  • Lawrence House Museum (11.1 mi)
  • Lawrence House, Launceston, is a fine Georgian house built in 1753, located in a street which John Betjemen described as 'having the most perfect collection of 18th Century townhouses in Cornwall'. It is owned by the National Trust and leased to Launceston Town Council, who use it to house the town museum, and as a civic centre.
  • Bude Canal (9 mi)
  • take a 2 mile walk along the canal suitable walk for wheel chair users and families
  • Nearby Activities
  • Launceston Steam Railway (11 mi)
  • The Launceston Steam Railway links the historic town of Launceston with the hamlet of Newmills. The line runs for two and a half miles through the glorious Kensey Valley along the trackbed of the old North Cornwall Railway, where once express trains from Waterloo thundered along.
  • New Mills Farm Park (7 mi)
  • At New Mills Farm Park, you can expect a great value, basic, FUN day out, for all the family, especially for toddlers and younger children.
(18.0mi, 29.0km)

Follow A30 past Launceston to Kennards House, leaving the A30 follow signs to North Cornwall A39
Hallworthy. Cross over top dual carriageway follow signs to Hallworthy 7 miles go through Pipers
Pool, past wind turbines to Wilsey Down Pub on your right. Take immediate right to Warbstow
follow road 3miles down through village continue down hill to Canworthy Water go over hump back
bridge carry straight on 11/2miles turn left by sign to Wheatley Farm come up the hill first farm on
the left.
(5.0mi, 8.0km)

From A39 at Wainhouse Corner, follow signs to Canworthy Water (approx. 3 miles), come down to T-junction,
turn left, follow the road for 1 1/2 miles, turn left, Wheatley 1st farm on your left.

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