The pronunciation is "Launce-ton".
St. Mary Magdalene`s Church dates from the 15th century, and features decorative carving on the hard granite outer walls.
St. Thomas` Church is also 15th century, and has a large Norman font.
Launceston Castle, with its shell keep, dominates the town on its high mound, as it has done since Norman times. George Fox was imprisoned here in 1656.
There is a mediaeval gateway surviving from the castle, and another from the Town Walls.
The White Hart incorporates a Norman doorway from the nearby Augustinian priory.