Looking down Broad St from the Square
Standing guard over the once walled Town is the Norman Castle,
with its stunning views for many miles in all directions.
Originally there were three arches or gateways to the Town,
one of these, the Southgate Arch remains to this day.
Beginning in the Square one only needs to take a short stroll through the Town's narrow streets to see buildings of all styles and ages,
from Tutor to Georgian to Gothic Victorian.
Castle Street has many Georgian Town Houses, one;
Lawrence House is now the Towns Museum, another, the Eagle House is a fine Hotel.
The imposing White Hart Hotel in the Square is also Georgian,
but contains a fine archway supposedly from St Thomas's Priory,
the ruins of which can be seen today.
Many of the properties have interesting frontages,
forming an eye catching street scene on every turn.
Little details like the town clock,
or the boot above a former shoe shop delight the eye.
The Parish Church ,St Mary Magdalene,
dates from the 16th Century, though its Tower is earlier.
The Church has a most intricately carved granite exterior .
The town contains all the usual amenities of a thriving Market Town,
including many old established locally owned shops,such as Warrens the butchers, or Bickles Hardware Store
where you can be guaranteed a warm smile and good old fashioned personal service.
Tucked into the medieval streets are sevaral fine hosteleries, the medieval Bell Inn, the Westgate, the Launceston Arms,
and down the Hill at Newport the White Horse Inn.