Liskeard provides facilities including a shopping centre, junior and comprehensive schools, a leisure centre and main-line railway station that connects with Plymouth and London (Paddington). The town is within commuting distance of the city of Plymouth, which is the main retail centre for the area, also providing a theatre, shopping mall, university and ferry connections to France and Spain.

Just to the south of Liskeard lies the beautiful coast line which spans from Polperro to Whitsand Bay incorporating the historic fishing town of Looe. Four miles to the north of Liskeard is Bodmin Moor providing excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, riding and water sports on Siblyback Reservoir.