Liskeard in Cornwall

Liskeard is situated in the south east of Cornwall, England and it is located at the head of Looe Valley in the ancient West Wivelshire. It is one of the most visited place or tourist spots in Cornwall. It is a vintage market town and stannary or an area with tin mines. You could bring your family here to amuse and entertain your children and have a nice and memorable vacation. Liskeard is located 14 miles or 22.5 kilometers west of the Tamar River.

You could drop by at the desolate uplands of Bodmin Moor. It is located in the north west of Liskeard. It is a designated area with a stupendous natural beauty. Clothed in mystery and mist, the moors are a reservoir of wisdom for those people who wanted to research and experience the holy wells, past-burial chambers, Bronze Age settlements, giant stones, disused quarries, and the decayed mine-workings. There is so much amazement in retreading the steps of the Neolithic man, Cornish Kings, and the innumerable miners who once sweat their hearts out in the area.

Liskeard is a worthy place to explore. As one of the four primary stannary towns, it has been a significant market for ages. The industry of mining has played a significant part in the growth of the town. In 1928, there is a canal link that makes stone and ore be carried to Looe. There is a railway that replaces it and it became a single track branch line near the beautiful wooded riverbanks and it is called the Looe Valley Line.

There are lots of fascinating buildings in Liskeard like the Victorian Guildhall and the clock tower. Charles I stayed in the Stuart House in 1944, it is the second biggest church in Cornwall. There is a great leisure park in the town—the Lux park. Market days are held there every Monday and Thursday.

Dobwalls Family Adventure Park is serving lots of wonderful attractions. On the moor’s edge that is enclosed by farmland, you could find another Holy Well. The well cure lunatics before, the insane patients are tossed up and down continuously in the water until their sanity come back.

The village of Minions is a center of mining once, but now it is Cornwall’s pride for being its highest pub. Chase the Wind is The famous historical novel of E.V Thompson, and it is set in Cornwall. Before, the village is full of quarrymen and miners who are looking for granite but now the nearby Cheesewring Quarry is desolate if not for the rock climbers.

The Hurlers are the three ancient stone circles that were closed by Minions Village. The Pipers are the two standing stones in the west and the hills that surround it are full of Bronze Age settlements and burial mounds.

The Sterts Arts & Environmental Centre is located at the Upton Cross. The plays here are presented in an open-air amphitheatre all summer throughout. You can view the Siblyback Lake Park at the Visitor’s Centre. There you can view artefacts of a tin mill from the Middle Ages, geological displays, and you could go fishing and sailing on the lake.

There are many places to stay in Liskeard and they offer bed and breakfasts plus cottages, and they even self-cater... even on holidays. There are also Camping and Caravan Parks.

Liskeard is one Cornwall’s few towns that have a weekly traditional market. Thursday is the main day for the traditional market. The bellows of the arriving cattles are heard all over the town.

The change in Liskeard is continuous... new shops are continually establishing like the Morisons Argos and the big chain of DIY that is added to the town’s outskirts. Liskeard’s fame accelerates as time passes by.

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