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A Cornish town has been unexpectedly declared England’s best kept secret in a new poll by coach company National Express. The historic town of Liskeard topped the poll to uncover the nation’s hidden gems.
The town came first in the survey which was aimed at finding places that offered real tourist charm, and there are few reasons why Liskeard came out on top.
On the outskirts of this quaint market town is Moyclare Garden where visitors can walk through woodland and beautifully cultivated gardens. The spring and summer months are the best time for visiting as the whole garden is in full bloom, and attracts a whole array of butterflies and birds.
The Looe Valley Line connects Liskeard to Looe on the south coast, where travellers on train or car can see stunning views of the countryside out the window. The area is a haven for wildlife and has become very popular with birdwatchers.
Stuart House in the heart of the town is a Grade II listed building. A restored medieval town house, the place has become a centre for arts and craft exhibitions, a music venue and heritage exhibitions. Anyone visiting the town should put the house on their list of places to see.
Tom Stables, managing director at National Express said: “People in the region will no doubt be well acquainted with Liskeard as a great place to live and visit but we hope out list helps reveal its charms to people further afield.
“With lovely leisure trails and stacks of old-school charm, for many people Liskeard truly is a hidden gem.”
We definitely agree that this charming town deserves the recognition, and when staying at our luxury accommodation in Cornwall you can discover its charm as well as many other stunning places in the county.
Photo by: Humphrey Bolton