An important town during the medieval ages thanks to being a stannary town (it was one of only five towns licensed to weigh and stamp tin in Cornwall), Liskeard has some grand buildings that act as a reminder of its past importance and prosperity. These days it’s a picturesque and lively market town that’s well-positioned to explore this area of Cornwall from.
There’s plenty to see in and around Liskeard, including the handsome Stuart House, a Jacobean residence with themed rooms and various exhibitions and events going on, the town museum which tells the story of Liskeard, and the rather quirky Pipe Well, an arched grotto where the spring water is reputed to have healing powers.
For those who like a bit of adventure, four miles out of the town is the Adrenalin Quarry, which houses the UK’s longest zip wire amongst other nerve-jangling activities. Horse riding, golf and hiking are all activities that can be enjoyed if one is based in Liskeard, and a few minutes away are the magnificent Golitha waterfalls.