Liskeard

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Liskeard, Visit Cornwall,
Liskeard, Visit 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. 

Liskeard won the South East Cornwall In Bloom Award 2017 and continues to paint the town with beautiful flowers and foliage

Liskeard Museum now has a brand new exhibition for 2018- In Sickness and In Health plus brand new AR (Augmented Reality) interactive technology to enhance every visitor’s experience. Download the free Zappar app, scan each of the 10 codes around the museum and watch the exhibits come to life Still FREE entry. Open daily 10 am- 4 pm and until 1 pm on Saturday

  

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.
  • Liskeard has a fabulous range of annual festivals and events such as the annual Ploughman’s Fayre, Liskeard Carnival, St Matthews Fair, 3 Bags Full Woolly Market and the Vintage Fair. Full details of these events plus many more can be found at http://www.visitliskeard.co.uk/whats-on/

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Great Western Railways Famous Five train ride to Cornwall
Sterts, Bodmin Moor, What's On, Cornwall

1 Oct 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
It's October, so performances at Sterts move indoors from the theatre to the studio, but there's still plenty to see...
PL14 5AZ
nr Liskeard
Cornwall
Carnglaze October 2018, what's On

26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley
Come, take care, leave your fear up there...Beneath Our Feet is a promenade performance that will use dance and live music to tell the story of the underground.
PL14 6HQ
St Neot, Liskeard
Cornwall

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