Known as the gateway to Cornwall, historic Launceston, previously the capital of the county, lies amidst beautiful countryside offering a fine choice of holiday cottages and barn conversions. Within Launceston and the surrounding area of East Cornwall, visitors will find plenty of attractions to fill your days from cycling down green lanes to surfing on the beaches of the nearby North Atlantic coast. Discover the surrounding gorgeous countryside and take the trail along the River Tamar, with waterfalls and rapids galore. There’s also a wealth of fantastic walks to keep you occupied such as town trails to get better acquainted with the town you find yourself in, or perhaps a more scenic route down through the Tamar Valley, Walk just a few of the thirty mile footpath from Launceston to Plymouth, offering breath taking views from the hilltops and intricate views of nature and the river from the valley bottom – a wonderful day out.
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Stepping away from nature and dipping into the rich culture, there is an array of theatre's in and within easy reach of the town, popular with locals and visitors alike. Take a stroll round one of Cornwall’s many gardens, visit climb up to the old castle or take a trip on the restored steam railway. Further afield, the Eden Project near St. Austell is an easy drive and a highly recommended day out. Launceston has so much to offer, it can only be done justice by experiencing it in person.