Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

LAUNCESTON CASTLE


LAUNCESTON CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

An 11th century motte & bailey wooden castle, originally known as Dunhevet Castle. The wooden keep was soon replaced in stone in the form of a circular shell keep. In the 12th century stone walls and a tower, which now leans, were added. The castle fell into disrepair after the Civil War, and large parts of the walls are missing now.

English Heritage, open all year.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
In the centre of Launceston, off the A30
Castle Lodge, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7DR

 



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