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.
You now need to book timed-tickets in advance to visit Launceston Castle.
We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation.
If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance.
Launceston Castle is open Friday - Sunday from 10.00-17.00.
The time shown on your ticket is the earliest you can arrive, and you can arrive at any point within an hour of that time. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.Book your visit
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.