Launceston
in Cornwall of England, United Kingdom

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
50.637 and -4.360 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 50° 38' 13" and W -4° 21' 36"
Currency and Currency Code:
Pound - GBP
Spoken languages:
English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:29 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Europe/London
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:28 am and 9:19 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-45.817 and 170.717 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Otakou
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org

Explore Launceston

Launceston in Cornwall (England) with it's 8,910 inhabitants is a city in United Kingdom about 193 mi (or 311 km) west of London, the country's capital.

Local time in Launceston is now 11:29 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Europe / London with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 11 airports in the vicinity of Launceston, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in United Kingdom is Plymouth City Airport in a distance of 19 mi (or 30 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in United Kingdom is Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape in a distance of 36 mi (or 59 km), South. Also, if you like golfing, there are multiple options in driving distance. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Werrington, Boyton, South Hill, Trewen and North Hill. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 17°C / 63 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 76%
Air Pressure 1010.5 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 9 km/h (6 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 51% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 21st of July 2019

18°C (64 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Monday, 22nd of July 2019

21°C (69 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Tuesday, 23rd of July 2019

22°C (72 °F)
16°C (62 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Primrose Cottage

Address
2,1 mi
Lawhitton
PL15 9PE Launceston
United Kingdom

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Trethorne Golf Club & Hotel

Address
3,0 mi
Kennards House, Launceston
PL15 8QE Kennards House,Launceston
United Kingdom

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Arundell Arms

Address
3,4 mi
Fore Street 1
PL16 0AA Lifton
United Kingdom

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Launceston Steam Railway Darjeeling victor parker video MOV0F0

Published: August 23, 2009
Length: 03:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Victor Parker

Launceston, Cornwall, is the home of a narrow gauge railway. For the month of September a Darjeeling Himalayan Railway locomotive steam engine No. 19 is on loan. The locomotive is the only...


launceston steam railway cornwall part 1 15/16 aug 2011

Published: August 26, 2011
Length: 47:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: colin125gwr

a great narrow gauge (2'0'') railway filmed on 2 days.


Launceston LDS

Published: January 02, 2011
Length: 50:18 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: CornwallAdEd

Flexible Learning with Cornwall Adult Education at the Launceston Learning Dot Shop.


Launceston Steam Railway Darjeeling victor parker video MOV0EE

Published: August 23, 2009
Length: 56:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Victor Parker

We take Spencer on the train. Launceston, Cornwall, is the home of a narrow gauge railway. For the month of September a Darjeeling Himalayan Railway locomotive steam engine No. 19 is on loan....


Swankie dj and Kashi Madness @ Storm Launceston Cornwall!!!!!

Published: August 15, 2011
Length: 03:35 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: joel lewis

Swankie dj and Kashi Madness at Storm Launceston,Cornwall!!!!!!!


Launceston Steam Railway Darjeeling victor parker video

Published: August 23, 2009
Length: 05:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Victor Parker

Launceston, Cornwall, is the home of a narrow gauge railway. For the month of September a Darjeeling Himalayan Railway locomotive steam engine No. 19 is on loan. The locomotive is the only...


Eagle House Hotel , Launceston with SoundONE Disco

Published: July 02, 2011
Length: 13:12 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: SoundONE Disco

Launceston College Leavers Party.


Turning the Devil's Stone

Published: November 14, 2008
Length: 30:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Christopher Hobson

5 November 2008. At Shebbear, near Holsworthy in Devon, they have their own tradition on bonfire night. On that night every year they turn over around a ton of stone that sits on the village...


Folk2Folk expand peer to peer lending success across the South West UK

Published: September 04, 2014
Length: 18:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Folk2Folk

With over £35 million lent to individuals and businesses across the South West, Folk2Folk's secured peer to peer lending is expanding across the region and looking for more lenders and borrowers.


FPV Racing Mini Quadcopters Spanky 6 Oneshot KISS

Published: February 24, 2015
Length: 37:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: jab1a

A great morning spent FPV racing mini quadcopters in Cornwall, UK. Four quads are in this race, 2xZMR250, FPV250 and a Spanky 6. I am flying the larger quad due to a my Spanky 5 being out...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Launceston Steam Railway

The Launceston Steam Railway is narrow gauge railway operating from the town of Launceston in Cornwall. The railway is built on the trackbed of the North Cornwall Railway to the gauge of 23.5 and runs for 2½ miles to Newmills, where there is a farm park.

Located at 50.641, -4.365 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Heritage railways in England, Rail transport in Cornwall, Visitor attractions in Cornwall, Narrow gauge railways in England, Museums in Cornwall, Railway museums in England, Transport museums in England, 2ft gauge railways, Standard gauge railways in England

Newport, Cornwall

Newport is a suburb of the town of Launceston in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Originally a separate settlement, Newport is immediately north of the town. Until the early nineteenth century, the Newport constituency elected two Members to the Unreformed House of Commons. However, the constituency was abolished as a rotten borough by the Reform Act 1832.

Located at 50.643, -4.365 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Towns in Cornwall

Lawrence House, Cornwall

Lawrence House is a Georgian townhouse situated in Launceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Built in 1753, the house is a National Trust property. Lawrence House is leased to Launceston Town Council, who use it as a local museum and civic centre.

Located at 50.6382, -4.36245 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Grade II* listed buildings in Cornwall, Country houses in Cornwall, National Trust properties in Cornwall, Museums in Cornwall, Local museums in Cornwall

Broadwoodwidger Rural District

Broadwoodwidger was a rural district in the administrative county of Devon from 1894 to 1966, northeast of Launceston. The district consisted of part of the Launceston rural sanitary district in Devon. The remainder of the sanitary district became Launceston Rural District in Cornwall.

Located at 50.645, -4.38 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
History of Devon, Districts of England created by the Local Government Act 1894, Rural districts of England

Launceston F.C

Launceston F.C. are a football club based in Launceston, Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom. They play in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division.

Located at 50.6273, -4.37422 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football clubs in Cornwall, Football clubs in England, Association football clubs established in 1891, South West Peninsula League, 1891 establishments in England

Polyphant

Polyphant, first recorded as Polefant ca. 1170, is a village in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is north of the civil parish of Lewannick, five miles (8 km) west of the town of Launceston near the convergence of the River Inny and Penpont Water. The disused quarries to the north of the village, designated Polyphant SSSI in 1994, were the source of an ornamental building stone, a variety of elvan.

Located at 50.612, -4.457 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Cornwall, Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Cornwall, Sites of Special Scientific Interest notified in 1994

Launceston Castle

Launceston Castle is located in the town of Launceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

Located at 50.6374, -4.36153 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Castles in Cornwall, Defunct prisons in Cornwall, English Heritage sites in Cornwall, Grade I listed buildings in Cornwall, Ruins in Cornwall

Treburley

Treburley is a village in Cornwall, England, UK split by the A388 road leading from Callington to Launceston.

Located at 50.5764, -4.3325 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Cornwall

River Lyd (Devon)

The Lyd is a river rising at Lyd Head (Corn Ridge in NW Dartmoor) in the Dartmoor national park in Devon in south-west England and flowing into the River Tamar beyond Lifton.

Located at 50.633, -4.2996 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Devon, Dartmoor, Canyons and gorges of England, National Trust properties in Devon, Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Devon, Visitor attractions in Devon, Geology of Devon, Nature reserves in Devon

River Thrushel

The River Thrushel is a river in Devon, England. The Thrushel runs westerly from its source near Meldon to Tinhay, where it joins the River Wolf. The river is marked as Tinhay River on Donn's map of 1765.

Located at 50.6167, -4.3 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Devon

North Cornwall Railway

The North Cornwall Railway was a railway line running from Halwill in Devon to Padstow in Cornwall via Launceston, Camelford and Wadebridge, a distance of 49 miles 67 chains (80.21 km). Opened in the last decade of the nineteenth century, it was part of a drive by the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) to develop holiday traffic to Cornwall.

Located at 50.6908, -4.3103 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rail transport in Cornwall, Disused railway stations in Cornwall, Closed railway lines in South West England, Railway companies established in 1882, Railway lines opened in 1886, Standard gauge railways in England

Launceston railway station

Launceston railway station was situated in Launceston, Cornwall, United Kingdom. It was served by both the Great Western Railway (GWR) and London and South Western Railway (LSWR). There were actually two stations adjacent to each other, the northern station serving the line to Plymouth, which was built by the Launceston and South Devon Railway (later GWR), and the southern station being on the North Cornwall Railway (for the LSWR) which was operated by the London and South Western Railway.

Located at 50.64, -4.365 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Disused railway stations in Cornwall, Former Great Western Railway stations, Railway stations opened in 1865, Railway stations closed in 1952, Former London and South Western Railway stations, Railway stations opened in 1886, Railway stations closed in 1966, Heritage railway stations in Cornwall, Beeching closures in England

Werrington, Cornwall

Werrington is a civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It was formerly in Devon. In Werrington Park is a substantial house built by Sir Francis Drake about 1620. A larger mansion was built next to it on the site of old parish church in the early 18th century (the architect may have been William Kent). The parish church of St Martin was built in 1742 in the Gothic style; the tower is from the old church.

Located at 50.665, -4.366 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Cornwall, Civil parishes in Cornwall, Places in Cornwall listed in the Domesday Book

List of United Kingdom locations: Co-Col

Located at 50.55, -4.41 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article

List of United Kingdom locations: Ds-Dz

Located at 50.7, -4.29 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article

Linkinhorne

Linkinhorne is a civil parish and village in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village itself is situated at grid reference SX 320 736 and is approximately four miles (6.5 km) northwest of Callington and seven miles (11 km) south of Launceston.

Located at 50.538, -4.373 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Cornwall, Civil parishes in Cornwall

Castle Head, Devon

Castle Head is a British Iron Age Hill fort occupying a commanding position on a promontory at the neck of a bow in the River Tamar on the Devon side close to Dunterton. The fort is situated approximately 100 metres above sea level, there is another earthwork due South lower on the promontory at approx 50 metres above sea level, and others on the Cornwall side of the river.

Located at 50.584, -4.287 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hill forts in Devon

St Stephens by Launceston Rural

St Stephens by Launceston Rural is a civil parish in the east of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is in the Registration district of Launceston. The population of the parish in the 2001 census was 312. The former parish of St Stephens by Launceston was abolished in 1894: St Stephens by Launceston Urban became part of the town of Launceston, while St Stephens by Launceston Rural became part of Launceston Rural District.

Located at 50.647, -4.371 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Civil parishes in Cornwall, Villages in Cornwall, Places in Cornwall listed in the Domesday Book

Bodgate

Bodgate is a farmstead in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated in North Petherwin civil parish about half-a-mile north of North Petherwin village, five miles (8 km) north-west of Launceston.

Located at 50.69, -4.429 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Cornwall

Tetcott

Tetcott is a small village and civil parish in Devon, five miles south of Holsworthy.

Located at 50.7333, -4.36667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Devon

Two Bridges, Cornwall

Two Bridges is a settlement in east Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated four miles (6 km) west-southwest of Launceston at the point where the A30 trunk road crosses the River Inny.

Located at 50.6094, -4.4456 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Cornwall

Launceston Priory

Launceston Priory was a priory at Newport, Launceston, Cornwall, England, UK. The priory was a house of Augustinian canons. It received a charter in 1127, replacing an earlier foundation of secular canons at St Stephens. It was dissolved in 1539, and the site levelled. The site was re-discovered in 1886 and 1888 (during the construction of the railway and a gas holder) and excavated by O. B. Peter, thus allowing the plan to be reconstructed.

Located at 50.6364, -4.35531 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Monasteries in Cornwall, Augustinian monasteries in England, 1539 disestablishments in England

Congdon's Shop

Congdon's Shop is a hamlet in the parish of North Hill, Cornwall, England, UK. It is at the junction of the B3254 Launceston to Liskeard road and the B3257 road from Plusha to Callington.

Located at 50.5794, -4.42721 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hamlets in Cornwall

Northcott, Cornwall

Northcott is a village in Cornwall, England, UK.

Located at 50.7, -4.35 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Cornwall

Launceston Rural District

Launceston Rural District was a local government division of Cornwall between 1894 and 1974. Established under the Local Government Act 1894, the rural district was enlarged in 1966 by the abolition of Broadwoodwidger Rural District, in Devon, to include the civil parishes of North Petherwin and Werrington. In 1974 the district was abolished under the Local Government Act 1972, forming part of the new North Cornwall district.

Located at 50.646, -4.391 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of England created by the Local Government Act 1894, Districts of England abolished by the Local Government Act 1972, Rural districts of England, Local government in Cornwall, History of Cornwall

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Dūnhēafod, Lannstefan, Launceston i Cornwall, Лонстон