Liskeard is an ancient stannary and market town and is approx. 20 miles west of Plymouth and 12 miles east of Bodmin
The population of liskeard is approx. 11,400 a Norman castle was built here after the Norman conquest
Liskeard is one of the 17 ancient manors of the duchy of Cornwall – the market charter was granted by Richard Earl of Cornwall.
Liskeard went through a period of boom in tin mining – liskeard was one of the last towns in Cornwall to have a livestock market which ended in 2017
It has a pantomime the last week of January and a carnival – liskeard show is held every July.
The town has St Martins the second largest parish church in Cornwall
The town has many Victorian shops, a guild hall clock tower and a town hall.
Liskeard is an ideal place to explore Cornwall and is a good base for a family Cornwall holiday. Situated at the head of the looe valley
The name of the town was originally called LISCARRET.
The mining industry played an important part of the towns development and in 1828 a canal was built to enable ore and stone to be carried to looe .
Liskeard is on the fringes of Bodmin moor and is a great place for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Things to do around liskeard
- Liskeard Museum
- Stuart House and Arts centre
- Carnglaze caverns
- Adrenaline Quarry
- Golitha Falls
- Looe valley line
- Liskeard Heritage trail
- Porfell wildlife park and sanctuary
Liskeard is one of the gateway towns to Bodmin moor and is an ideal destination for a family holiday in Cornwall.