Discover Liskeard: Between Moor & Sea

The ancient Stannary market town of Liskeard is nestled in the heart of South East Cornwall – at the head of the picturesque Looe River Valley and at the base of broody Bodmin Moor’s vast rugged expanse. If you’re planning a trip to Cornwall, Liskeard is the perfect base to see the best the county has to offer. It has superb accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets and it’s easy to get to. The main London to Penzance rail line and the A38 provide Liskeard with rapid access to Plymouth, the M5 and Cornwall’s main trunk roads.

Make Time to See the Sea

Only a short drive to the south is the dramatic Cornish coastline. Uncover barely trodden coves around the Rame Peninsula, Cornwall’s ‘forgotten corner’, spend a day on the beach in the bustling fishing port of Looe, and take a boat trip to the old smugglers’ old haunts of Polperro – all are easily reached by road and/or rail. No car? No problem – as a central town, Liskeard’s well served by buses to South East Cornwall’s best bits!

Moor to explore

Bodmin Moor 7 S Tolfrey

Venture a few minutes to the North, and you’ll see Liskeard is surrounded by stunning countryside. Bodmin Moor’s only a few miles away. At Minions you’ll find the remains of the copper mining industry including South Caradon Mine and Phoenix Mine. You can also walk to The Hurlers, a Bronze Age stone circle and The Cheesewring which is a natural stone formation carved

While you’re here…


Liskeard itself is an uncommonly beautiful town, with a remarkable architectural heritage (thanks mainly to Henry Rice) . A wide range of shops, services and facilities benefit visitors and residents alike. Local business largely comprises small independent establishments, many specialising in unique local products. Some shops retain their original Victorian shopfronts and interiors, and whether you are looking for a homemade Cornish pasty, Cornish cheese, wine, jewellery, glass, or vintage curios, the town can satisfy your needs…

>> Browse Liskeard’s independent shops