Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
Book your ticket to Launceston Castle online in advance and save at least 10%. You can book your tickets online until 8.45am on the day you want to visit for the price detailed below. You can still buy your ticket when you arrive but you won’t get the discount.
After booking your day ticket, you can arrive at any time within our opening hours and stay for as long as you like.
Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on bank holidays. The quietest times to visit are before 11am and after 2pm.
Your booking is only for entry to your chosen site or event, and at some sites you may need to pay for parking – check the facilities webpage of the property for more information.
Tickets are free for Members, but you can still choose to book if you’d like. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. If you’ve lost it or forgotten it, call Customer Services on 0370 333 1181 (Monday to Saturday).BOOK NOW SAVE 10%
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl can be found outside the entrance to the shop, and a dog bin is located on the castle green. Dog waste bags are supplied on request.Wheelchair AccessThere is disabled access to the outer bailey, exhibition and shop (a side gate to the shop allows for wheelchair, mobility scooter or double buggy pushchair).Disabled ParkingVisitors in a wheelchair can be given access to the staff car park (by prior arrangement only, please phone at least half an hour in advance of your visit). Please ask for directions when you call the site.OnSite TransportNoStairsThere are six steps leading up to the shop. The main staircase to the keep has 64 steps (there are a number of resting places on the way up and handrails are provided).Lift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsA number of benches are located adjacent to the shop.Pathways Surface And GradientsThe site features mostly tarmaced pathways (both level and sloping), as well as a number of grassed pathways around the motte.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesSensory experiences include the sound of birdsong in the morning.Dog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl can be found outside the entrance to the shop, and a dog bin is located on the castle green. Dog waste bags are supplied on request.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoTactile ModelsAn archery bow, arrow and target board is available at the shop.Areas Of Low LightingThe top of the tower is reached via a dark internal staircase.Colour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl can be found outside the entrance to the shop, and a dog bin is located on the castle green. Dog waste bags are supplied on request.Induction LoopsInduction loops are available at the shop counter.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesSensory experiences include the sound of birdsong in the morning.Handling ObjectsNoBasic Language Audio ToursNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Sheer DropYes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance as well as signage around the motte.Slip HazardYes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance.Steep SlopeYes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance as well as signage on the pathway.Steep StairsVisitors will find a steep staircase (with narrow access) inside the high tower. There are 68 steps in total.Uneven GroundYes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance.