Liskeard in south east Cornwall is an ancient market town, once a stannary town powerhouse and an important location within Cornwall’s World Heritage Mining area. Find out more at the Liskeard and District Museum housed within a striking Gothic style building designed by local architect Henry Rice. Exhibits within explore the town’s 19th century copper boom and nearby Caradon mining area as well as local archaeology, geology and Liskeard’s history as medieval stannary and coinage town.
Visit Adrenalin Quarry near Liskeard complete with the UK’s longest zip wire, a giant swing on the edge of a cliff and coasteering opportunities in a freshwater lake. There are activities for children as young as four, so the whole family can join in. KartWorld is the town’s karting centre with an 800 metre track and karts that travel up to 40mph. Woodland walks feature in nearby Golitha Falls on the edge of Bodmin Moor just north of Liskeard and the great granite rock formations around Minions in Bodmin Moor, including the Cheesewring, are just a short drive away.
Carnglaze Caverns & Porfell Wildlife Park
Carnglaze Caverns at St Neot near Liskeard are stunning underground caves with an underground lake, set in magical woodland with an enchanted dell. Live concerts are regularly held in the cavern – a unique experience with impressive acoustics. Families will love a day out at the Porfell Wildlife Park just to the west of Liskeard with a replica African village and a wide range of farm animals and exotic animals including a growing collection of meerkats.