At the head of the Looe Valley, between Bodmin Moor to the North and the South Coast, Liskeard is an old market town handily located on the main intercity train line from London Paddington.
The town prospered in the 19th century because of the mining boom, and this wealth is reflected in the architecture from that time.
Liskeard, image Liskeard Information Centre
Liskeard continues as a market town - it still has a working cattle market - and most of the shops are small independents that you won't find anywhere else, many still with Edwardian facades. You'll also find regular farmers' markets (every other Friday) and plenty of food and ingredients grown by local producers. With all these great ingredients available, it's not surprising that there are a number of very good restaurants in the area.
Although Liskeard's history is long (it was granted a royal charter as far back as 1240), the town's (free) museum is much newer, having opened in 2002. Stuart House is also free to enter and offers a varied programme of exhibitions, workshops and concerts.
Liskeard Museum, image Liskeard Information Centre
Because of its proximity to major transport connections like the intercity rail line and the main A38 trunk road, Liskeard is a proper Cornish, closer-than-you-think base from which to explore South East Cornwall. Bodmin Moor is only three miles to the north, while the sea is nine miles to the south. If you want both in your holiday, then Liskeard is a perfect place to stay.
Whitsand Cottage is located in the heart of South East Cornwall, which forms part of the Tamar Valley, nestling between the historic towns of Saltash and Liskeard and close to the Looe Valley. However we are just 20 minutes from the navel port of Plymouth and 50 minutes from the Cathedral city of Truro.
Badgers Sett Holiday Cottages are 4 star Gold Award Cornish granite cottages set within 2 acres of colourful grounds in an idyllic and peaceful location on the southern slopes of Bodmin Moor, a perfect place to relax and explore. Thyme and Lavender Cottages sleep 4 in a double and twin room (+cot of required).
Badgers Sett Holiday Cottages are 4 star Gold Award Cornish granite cottages set within 2 acres of colourful grounds in an idyllic and peaceful location on the southern slopes of Bodmin Moor, a perfect place to relax and explore .Rosemary Cottage sleeps 2 in a double room (+Cot if required)
Liskeard Information Centre is located in Liskeard & District Museum in Pike Street and our friendly staff can provide you with help and advice on local accommodation, attractions, what’s on, local walking routes, bus and train timetables and much more.
Idyllic rural site set in 3 acres of mature gardens near Liskeard. 12 detached 2-bedroom bungalows sleeping up to six persons. Children's play area and games barn. Ideal base for touring both coasts and moors of Cornwall and Devon. Pets welcome
Oak Barn B&B is full of warmth and character with decoration which blends the old with the contemporary, situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor. We offer a warm and friendly welcome with complimentary tea/coffee and homemade cake on arrival. There is a choice of cooked breakfasts from local products.
Redgate Smithy B&B is a 200 year old converted Smithy, situated just above the beautiful Golitha Falls on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor. Award winning, extensive and tasty breakfast menu, served in the conservatory. Watch the birds over breakfast! Excellent pubs and restaurants locally for your evening meals.
An AA 5 star gold bed and breakfast with a wide choice from the award winning breakfast menu. Within easy reach of the Eden Project and other Cornwall attractions. Private tours of local attractions can be included in the room price.
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