Launceston Castle

Access

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.

Advanced booking

You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.

You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit.

Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

You can arrive anytime from the time slot you book, and stay as long as you like.

If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.

Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.

Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

You can currently book for visits up to 30 September. Tickets for the autumn will go on sale soon. We’ll update this page when we have more information available

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
A 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 Access
There 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 Parking
Visitors 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 Transport
No
Stairs
There 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 Access
No
Seating And Restpoints
A number of benches are located adjacent to the shop.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
The site features mostly tarmaced pathways (both level and sloping), as well as a number of grassed pathways around the motte.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the sound of birdsong in the morning.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
A 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 Objects
No
Audio Tours
No
Tactile Models
An archery bow, arrow and target board is available at the shop.
Areas Of Low Lighting
The top of the tower is reached via a dark internal staircase.
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
A 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 Loops
Induction loops are available at the shop counter.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the sound of birdsong in the morning.
Handling Objects
No
Basic Language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Sheer Drop
Yes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance as well as signage around the motte.
Slip Hazard
Yes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance.
Steep Slope
Yes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance as well as signage on the pathway.
Steep Stairs
Visitors will find a steep staircase (with narrow access) inside the high tower. There are 68 steps in total.
Uneven Ground
Yes, please see the warning sign located at the shop entrance.
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