Heritage Weekend returns this weekend!

People can discover more about Launceston’s past with the return of Heritage Weekend, taking place this Saturday and Sunday.


Organised by Launceston Chamber of Commerce, events will take place across the town this weekend, looking back at Lanson’s historic past and featuring everything from live entertainment to reenactment sessions.


There will be a series of Viking living history activities at the Castle, including battle re-enactments, crafts and more. Living history group Morvleydh Sea Wolves will lead the activities on Saturday and Sunday, giving visitors the chance to take a glimpse back at the 8th century and, specifically, the Battle of Hehill.

From weapon demonstrations to a battle reenactment, Morvleydh will be putting on a truly historical event.


Saturday will also see a range of live music plus fantastic Cornish food and drink in the Square between 12pm and 9pm, and with a delightful weather forecast set for the weekend, what a perfect excuse to wander into town, grab a nice cold drink and some food, and revel in the atmosphere!


Plenty more events and activities will be taking place across town on Saturday, from walking tours and creative workshops, to a pop-up museum and children’s competitions.


On Sunday, Launceston Churches Together will be hosting ‘A Prodigal Son at the Priory’ performance, starting at 4pm. A market will be in the Square from 10am-3pm, showcasing some wonderful local produce and handmade items.


Want to see the full line-up of events? Well, you’ll just have to head into Lanson over the weekend and discover more about our wonderful town!


For details about Heritage Weekend, visit Launceston Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page. Tickets for the town tours are still available and can be booked via Eventbrite.