Launceston Castle & Town
When you are next down in Devon, make sure you pay a visit to the lovely little town of Launceston. It is really close to Bowerland, just a 15 minute drive away and you’ll find traditional butchers and bakers along with independent shops selling everything from second hand books to pet supplies.
There is an indoor Friday Market at St Mary’s Hall selling locally produced food, plants, together with an assortment of crafts. And don’t forget the market held in the Town Square every month, which is both friendly and and friendly. We recommend visiting the market on Monday through Saturday, as Sundays are very quiet.
Grab an amazing coffee, delicious cakes, relax, read your paper and while away the hours at Liberty Coffee. The popular, dog-friendly coffee shop, is located on Northgate Street on the other side of the town. Their staff are really friendly, we love it there.
Another great place to visit is Launceston Castle. It’s also the starting point for two long-distance walks. The castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, and was built by Robert, Count of Mortain (half-brother of William the Conqueror) c. 1070 to dominate the surrounding area.
Finally, before we leave Launceston, we always make sure we pick up some Malcolm Barnacutt pasties to take home with us, these really are the best in Cornwall!! Mind you, we may be biased.
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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.