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Top Ten Holiday Towns In Cornwall
Launceston (pronounced Lansen) is often overlooked as a holiday town - but it shouldn't be.
Launceston is ideal for visitors who want to enjoy Cornwall's countryside - away from the crowded coast.
Launceston makes an ideal base to explore Cornwall and to avoid the summer crowds.
Prices are lower here - and the hotels and restaurants are less busy.
It's well known if you live in Cornwall - that the way to escape the crowds is to drive inland.
Launceston, Cornwall's Ancient Capital, is a perfect example of this.
Launceston is ideally situated for exploring the eastern half of Cornwall.
Both the North and South coasts are within half an hour's drive.
And Wonderful Bodmin Moor is just a few minutes away.
Launceston's attractiveness lies in its historical detail -
Launceston is an ancient town, and if you take the time to wander around,
you will find evidence if its history everywhere.
Launceston Castle is a joy! And the views from its ancient ramparts are truly spectacular.
But there is more to Launceston's history than just the castle.
Every street, every allyeway, every nook and cranny reveals another interesting find.
The church near the centre of town is absolutely amazing -
with one of the world's most intricately carved exteriors.