Exploring Launceston Priory

By The Post in Local People

EXHIBITIONS and guided tours enabled people to explore Launceston Priory, once the largest and richest medieval monastic house in Cornwall, recently.

The event, organised by the Friends of Launceston Priory at St Thomas’ church hall, included a family fun element, with mini excavation boxes, medieval games and dressing up, cord winding (friendship bracelets) and a priory discovery trail.

Members of the public enjoyed various displays and some tried on medieval costumes. Free refreshments were also available.

The Priory site is owned by Launceston Town Council, who have renovated the site and who support the Friends as a means of educating the public on this important aspect of local history.

Indeed, if still standing, the Priory would be about two thirds the size of Buckfast Abbey, and would sit alongside other historical landmarks in Launceston.

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