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. The building also houses the towns information centre.   
  • 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 longest zip wires at over half a kilometre and one of the highest giant swings, there’s even some coasteering thrown in, too
  • Minions village, six miles away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, is part of Cornwall's World Heritage industrial landscape and is surrounded by mining relics. It is also close to the Bronze Age stone circle known as The Hurlers  and the moorland to the north of the village is dominated by the Cheesewring, a bizarre geological rock formation on the horizon.
  • Just north of Liskeard, Trethevy Quoit is a Neolithic tomb, dating back 5,000 years. It is 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  to local choirs and their own theater company.

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Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
A 200 year old converted Smithy, now a bed and breakfast, situated just above Golitha Falls on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, near Liskeard. AA Breakfast Award. Extensive and tasty menu.

★★★★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.

★★★★★ Visit Britain
Cornwall
Six beautifully appointed 5* luxury self catering cottages. Surrounded by open countryside it is a haven for peace and relaxation. Perfect for countryside lovers, dog owners and walking enthusiasts.

★★★★AA
Cornwall
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.

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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.

★★★★Visit Britain
Cornwall
Bocaddon Holiday Cottages consist of three barn conversions, situated in the centre of Bocaddon farm. The farm lies six miles inland from Looe in beautiful countryside. There are numerous gardens and houses to visit and spectacular walks.

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