Surrounding the Town is gently rolling peaceful countryside, the river valleys are often wooded, and the rivers and streams always unpolluted. Small hamlets and villages dot the area.
Many of these are worth a visit in their own right. Most have their own pretty parish churches, for example St Briochus , Lezant, or Lawhitton with its Norman Tower.
To the west lies Bodmin Moor , with its wind swept granite tors, its isolated farmsteads, and sheltered villages . Dozmary Pool where King Arthur tossed his sword Excaliber, and the Jamaica Inn, an Old Smugglers Haunt.
Head 15 miles North and you reach the storm tossed Atlantic Coast,
charming coastal resorts such as Boscastle, Trebarwith and Crackington Haven, high cliffs,
and the beaches of Widemouth Bay and Bude
Attractions | Launceston Gallery