It's bang on the main road and rail links to the neighbouring county of Devon, with a main line rail station.

And it's bang in the middle of the two great attractions that make Cornwall so loved – moor and sea.

Those characteristics meant the town was the perfect link between the mining industry and rail and coastal transport, and so those fortunes were created.

A farmer’s market day runs fortnightly on a Tuesday when the bellows of cattle arriving in trucks and trailers can be heard across the town.

Farmers bring their livestock to be sold at the town centre market. If you fancy a

The Hurlers, nr Minions. Photo English Heritage

taste of the rural way of life, why not visit the market to see what goes on?

The grand villas designed by the famous architect Henry Rice dominate the townscape, a townscape visited by Charles Dickens and his writer friend Wilkie Collins on their tour of Britain.

There's a Henry Rice Trail you can follow to find out more about the great designer.

Today, drive, take the bus or walk just a few miles north of the

town, and you are among the haunting landscapes of Bodmin Moor, marked first by nature in the beautiful tors and the stunning rock formations of places like Sharp Tor or the Hurlers at Minions.

Then shaped by prehistoric man, with his enigmatic monuments such as Trethevy Quoit near Darite or The Hurlers, again at Minions; then marked for ever by the ingenuity of the Cornish people who fuelled Britain's Victorian Industrial Revolution, with distinctive mine engine houses dotting the skyline.

114th Annual Liskeard Show Saturday, 8 July, 2017

at the Showground, Merrymeet from 8am Lots of Displays


OPENING TIMES Sunday - Thursday: 5.00-10.30pm

Friday - Saturday: 5.00-11.00pm

within a 2 mile radius on orders over £15.00, £1.00 per mile thereafter. All cards accepted.



4 Castle Street, Liskeard PL14 3AU - Tel: 01579 208040 Email: or visit us at


n Wheelchair Friendly Vehicles n Local & Long Distance n 7 days a week n Regular, Reliable, Friendly & Efficient

n 4, 6, 7 and 8 Seaters available For Free Quotes and Bookings

Tel: 01579 340007 (Liskeard)

Pike Street, Liskeard, PL14 3JE Tel. 01579 349148


@ Liskeard TIC

u Cattle u Sheep u Horses u Donkeys u Poultry u Crafts u Dog Show u Trade Stands u Cornish Food Marquee u Homes & Gardens Marquee u Wool Spinning Demo u Sheep Shearing Competition

u Flyball Dog Agility u Free Parking

Adults £10.00 Children £4.00 Under 5s Free Family ticket £22.00

Tel: 07894 456099 or visit Registered Charity No. 287130

Liskeard Information Centre

Our friendly staff can help with local accommodation, attractions, what’s on, local walking routes, timetables and much more. There’s also a great gift shop with a range of local books and maps, cards by local artists, minerals, souvenirs and original postcards.

Also in our building is Liskeard & District Museum featuring toys, local history, geology and mining.

Cornish Visitor Guide - Spring 2017 15 Main Ring Attractions

Online booking, ordering & payment system


DISCOUNT on collection over £15.00

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