Liskeard

Liskeard, Cornwall
Liskeard, Cornwall
Liskeard, Cornwall
Pannier Market, Liskeard, Cornwall

Discover Liskeard 

Located on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, the old town of Liskeard was granted its first charter back in 1240 and became an important market town which, with the onset of the copper mining boom in the 19th century, flourished. Today that prosperity can still be seen in the fine buildings dotted around then town. Webb’s House, a huge early Victorian former hotel dominates the town centre, shops have original Edwardian facades, medieval Stuart House once provided lodgings for Charles II and the Guildhall is a fine example of Victorian grandeur with its imposing clock tower. Due to its proximity to the moor, Liskeard is a great place to stock up for a picnic and a stroll around the old town stopping for a coffee at one of the many cafes is not a bad way to spend the morning.   

Things to do in Liskeard

  • Stuart House offers a quick glimpse into its 500 year old history with themed rooms and there’s also a varied program of arts exhibitions, craft workshops and concerts. Free entry
  • Liskeard Museum opened in 2002 and houses a good collection of local artefacts that tell the story of Liskeard’s long history through frequently changing exhibits. Free entry   
  • Just 4 miles outside the town you can take part in some slightly scary activities at Adrenalin Quarry which is home to one of the UK’s biggest zip wires at over half a kilometre and one of the highest giant swings, there’s even some coasteering thrown in, too
  • Minions village 6 miles way on the edge of Bodmin Moor was once a fiery industrial landscape, now mining relics and an ancient stone circle known as The Hurlers remain dominated by the Cheesewring, a bizarre geological rock formation on the horizon 
  • Known locally as the Giant’s House, Trethevy Quoit the ancient granite slab monument dates back 3,000 years and is located 3 miles away outside the village of St Cleer and probably one of the earliest man-made structures in Cornwall  
  • Try a windsurfing or kayaking lesson at Siblyback Lake and Counyty Park  is an inland reservoir five miles away where instructors give watersports lessons on the calm water and build your confidence
  • See a show at Sterts Theatre at Upton Cross a few miles from Liskeard. A unique canopied amphitheatre that has a summer long program of shows from star acts like Jo Brand to local choirs

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★★★★AA
South Coast > Looe > Polperro > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
Historic country house with hotel-style facilities in beautiful gardens 3 minutes from Looe. An Idyllic touring base for Cornwall with double, twin and family rooms, award-winning hospitality, on-site parking and Looe Valley bus/train services.

★★★★Visit Britain
South Coast > Looe > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard > Film and Literature > Poldark
Super converted Cider Barn, full of character, in lovely countryside setting. Located between Looe and Bodmin Moor, only 1 mile from historic Liskeard.  Sleeps 5 + Baby in 3 Bedrooms.

★★★★Visit Britain
Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
Three picturesque, comfortable barn conversions in an unspoilt, peaceful village on the edge of Bodmin Moor. An ideal base for moorland walking and touring including the north and south coasts. Many activities including riding and sailing.

Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
Deerpark Forest Holidays offer a hideaway deep in the forest yet close to the coast. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cabins sleep from 2 - 6 guests, plus one treehouse that sleeps up to 8. Idyllic setting on the edge of an ancient millpond, surrounded by woodland.

South Coast > Lostwithiel > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Liskeard > Bodmin
Four quality dog friendly cottages sleeping 3 - 6 people, set in six acres surrounded by peaceful countryside. Just 12 miles from Looe and the South Coast it is ideally located for visiting Cornwall's main attractions. 

Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
Relax & enjoy this unique idyllic setting, comfortable Lodges, bluebell woods, lovely countryside views, ideally situated with lots to do - memorable beaches, walks on the moors and coasts, theme attractions, historic gems, dogs welcome.

★★★★Visit Britain
Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
Set within 17 acres of idyllic countryside, 4 cosy apartments in converted barn and a detached cottage, sleeping 2 – 8 guests.  Free fishing on River Fowey, one of the UK’s best sea trout rivers.

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