A small sandy beach only accessible at low tide.

Torpoint vehicle Ferry to Plymouth and Torpoint Marina Cornwall

There are two primary schools in Liskeard: St Martin's Church of England (Voluntary Aided) School in Lake Lane and Hillfort Primary School on Old Road. The latter was opened in September 2006 following the renaming of Liskeard Junior School after its merger with Liskeard Infant School.[30]

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan consist of over 80 acres of magnificent gardens, which until 1991 were lost and forgotten under seventy years of ivy, bramble, laurel and fallen timber.

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The town is easily reached by rail and road and is convenient for both the pretty coves of South East Cornwall and the wild beauty of Bodmin Moor. For those wanting a quieter form of relaxation, a stroll around the local Westbourne Gardens is a pleasant option.

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Cotehele House and Gardens on The River Tamar

A well preserved and impressive neolithic chamber tomb, with a dramatically slopping capstone.

St Catherines Castle Fowey - remains of Henry VIII castle in Readymoney Cove

Serpentine rock gift shops clustered around village green with walks to lighthouse and lifeboat station at mainland Britains southernmost point

Liskeard has a sizeable Masonic presence with no fewer than eight Masonic bodies meeting at the Masonic Hall on The Parade,[31]

The BIG Sheep is firmly established as one of the UKs most innovative and exciting family attractions. Hilarious and entertaining shows include the World Famous sheep racing, complete with woolly jockeys, Horse Whispering, Dog and Duck Trials. Plus, a great selection of slides and imaginative soft play climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes and obstacles in our MASSIVE indoor playarea

Brown Willy - the highest point in Cornwall.

Talland Bay and Talland Bay Beach Cafe - secluded cove with three small shelterd beaches that are safe for swimming flanked by a rocky foreshore.

In 1974 Liskeard was twinned with Quimperlé (Kemperle) in Brittany, France.[32]

Popular beach - split into two sections by rocks on the shore -located south-east Lizard Peninsula. This is a popular surfing beach - it is also part of the Gwendreath National Nature Reserve, is owned by Tregothnan Estate. Ruins of Poltesco serpentine stone factory worth visiting at nearby Carleon Cove (NT).

Liskeard has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb).

Liskeard is now part of the South East Cornwall constituency, and is represented by Conservative Sheryll Murray.

Bodmin Moor lies to the northwest of the town. The A38 trunk road used to pass through the town centre but a dual carriageway bypass now carries traffic south of the town leaving the town centre accessible but with low traffic levels. Liskeard is one of the gateway towns for Bodmin Moor.

Falmouth is famous for its harbour, beaches and castle and infamous for its smugglers and pirates -the town has protected the deep water anchorage of the Carrick Roads since Tudor times.

St neot and Carnglaze Caverns - underground caverns - auditorium and venue

Liskeard railway station, on the London Paddington to Penzance Cornish Main Line, and the A38 trunk road provide the town with rapid access to Plymouth, the rest of Cornwall and the motorway network. The town is also served by the Looe Valley branch line to Looe. There are regular bus services to various parts of Cornwall.

Liskeard is one of the few towns in Cornwall still to have a regular livestock market, every other Tuesday. There is a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town, and some shops retain their Victorian shopfronts and interiors.

Callington - market town adjacent to Kitt Hill

Notable for its British Telecom Earth Satellite Earth Station (note that the BT visitor centre has been closed), prehistoric monuments and barrows, and national nature reserve of 103 acres, habitat of rare heathers. Wind farm.

Cape Cornwall - National Trust headland - with parking

The Cheesering - granite rock formation & Stowes Pound Hillfort .

Liskeard was one of the 17 Antiqua maneria of the Duchy of Cornwall.[10] The market charter was granted by Richard, Earl of Cornwall (brother of Henry III) in 1240. Since then, it has been an important centre for agriculture. The seal of the borough of Liskeard was Ar. a fleur-de-lis and perched thereon and respecting each other two birds in chief two annulets and in flank two feathers.[11]

In the year 1294, Liskeard began to send two members to Parliament, but this was reduced to one by the 1832 Reform Act. The MPs have included Edward Gibbon, author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and Isaac Foot.[21]

The place name element Lis, along with ancient privileges accorded the town, indicates that the settlement was once a high status 'court'. A Norman castle was built here after the Conquest, which eventually fell into disuse in the later Middle Ages. By 1538 when visited by John Leland only a few insignificant remains were to be seen.[8] Sir Richard Carew writing in 1602 concurred;

Self Drive Boat Hire - Canoe Hire on the River Fowey


Small beach in a stunning location

Caerhays Beach & Caerhays Castle Gardens a small picturesque beach with adjacent parking. Next to Caerhays Castle Gardens well known for their spring flowers

Gorran Haven a small picturesque anchorage, dozing on its sandy beach in the lee of the spectacular 400 foot high Dodman Point (once an Iron Age fort).

Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula Cornwall

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Charlestown a small picturesque port with historic sailing vessles and Shipwreck Museum - Charlestown harbour and fleet of small vessels, have appeared in many films

St Just - Lands End - Few towns have retained their character in this century as St Just, the first and last town in England