Local area guide

Living in Liskeard

Thinking about moving to Liskeard? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Liskeard

Why Liskeard is a good place to live

Nestled in the heart of Southeast Cornwall, Liskeard makes an ideal home for those who appreciate charm, history and accessibility. This picturesque market town opens the door to both the wonders of the countryside and the conveniences of modern living.

Those living in Liskeard can enjoy the splendour of the surrounding scenery, including Bodmin Moor and the stunning Golitha Falls. Steeped in history, Liskeard is famous for its Neolithic megaliths and 19th century industrial mining landscape.

Liskeard is close to sandy beaches and fishing villages, such as those at Looe, Seaton and Whitsand Bay. Good train connections lead to hotspots like Newquay and St Ives and many locals take the 30-minute train into Plymouth for work.

What's Liskeard famous for?

Liskeard is famous for its significant historical lineage, dating back to its status as an ancient stannary and market town in 1240. The town showcases a rich architectural portfolio with over 100 distinctive Victorian buildings crafted by the renowned architect, Henry Rice.

Liskeard holds a strong food culture, being the proud home to the esteemed Cornish Blue cheese and Clarence Court eggs.

In pop culture, the town gained renown through television personality Mary Portas, contributing to its growing popularity as a tourist destination.

Things to do in Liskeard

Liskeard offers an array of activities catering to different tastes and preferences. It's a dream destination for nature lovers with nearby scenic spots like Bodmin Moor and Golitha Falls offering stunning landscapes and walking trails. For those into watersports, Siblyback Lake is an ideal spot.

History enthusiasts can explore the Liskeard Museum or visit the town's centuries-old buildings like Stuart House. The town also keeps its pulse on culture and socialising with venues like No 18 The Coffee House and Sterts Arts Centre. Shopping enthusiasts can enjoy the mix of national chains and local boutiques while food lovers can indulge in the town's excellent culinary scene. You can also easily hop on a train or take a short and scenic drive to many beautiful coastal destinations in Devon and Cornwall.

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Transport in Liskeard

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Liskeard.

Local connections

National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Coombe Junction Halt
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
St Keyne Wishing Well Halt
National Rail
2.2 miles / 3.5 km
National Rail
3.1 miles / 5.0 km
National Rail
3.4 miles / 5.5 km
National Rail
4.7 miles / 7.6 km

Schools in Liskeard

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Liskeard.

Education in Liskeard

Liskeard School and Community College
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
St Martin's CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Taliesin Education Ltd
Ages: 7 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Liskeard Hillfort Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Dobwalls Community Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Cleer Primary Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old

Local pubs in Liskeard

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  • Crows Nest Inn

    Crow's Nest, Liskeard, PL14

    The Crows Nest Inn is a beautiful 16th Century white washed building in the hamlet of Crows Nest. We are on the Eastern edge of Bodmin Moor, surrounded by old mine engine houses and ancient relics such as Trethevy Quoite, The Cheese Wring and the Hurlers.