Delve into the sultry world of Poldark, the creation of novelist Winston Graham. Due to its popularity, the books became a BBC period drama series in the 1970s and later again in 2015. This hit Tv series uses a multitude of stunning Cornish locations and beautiful brooding backdrops for visitors to immerse themselves in. Come and see for yourself why they chose Cornwall as their film set.
Suggested Tour Itinerary:
Heading West, we drive the coast road from St Ives to Pendeen, renowned as one of the most scenic roads in the county. Take a tour of ‘Tressiders Rolling Mill’, where Poldark’s family copper was sent for processing. We overlook the ‘Grambler’ engine house perched on the cliff edge and take a short coastal walk to see ‘Wheal Leisure Mine’. Now heading to the South coast, we stop at the village of ‘Sawle’ and visit the cove where Ross skinny-dips as Demelza watches from the cliff above. On the Lizard Peninsula, we visit the cove of the great shipwreck in series 1, ending our day at one of the locations filmed as ‘Nampara Cove’ where Ross was arrested.
We start the day at the Georgian Port of Charlestown to see the impressive square-rigged tall ships named as ‘Truro’ in the series. Look out for Verity and Captain Blamey eloping on the harbour wall! We leave the South coast and head North to the stunning backdrop of Park head, where many horse riding scenes were filmed. Heading West, we next visit ‘Warleggan’s beach’ and, if the tides allow, the natural Holywell, where Drake and Morwenna make their wish to be together. Next, we stop at Perranporth, the home of the author Winston Graham before heading to ‘Wheal Grace’ to finish the day.
Locations and iconic scenes:
Incarceration of Jim Carter (Series 1)
Grambler Mine (throughout)
Wheal Grace (throughout)
Verity Poldark and Captain Andrew Blamey eloping (Series 1)
The shipwreck scene (series 1)
Horse galloping scenes (throughout)
Dwight Enys’s House and the church where Dwight & Caroline secretly wed
Warleggan’s Beach, where Drake and Morwenna make wishes in the water pools of the Holywell cave (Series 2)
Nampara Cove – Ross and Demelza land fishing boat in choppy conditions and where Ross was marched to jail (Series 2)
Tressiders Rolling Mill, where the Poldark family Copper went for processing
Clifftops used for horse riding scenes (throughout)
Scene-scapes and Ross on horseback (throughout)
Sawle village, home to Demelza’s brothers
Home to Winston Graham – The author of the Poldark novels
Used in the underground filming for all mines featured (throughout)
Used as Nampara Cove, filmed the dream sequence where Ross and Demelza walk across the beach (Series 1)
Poldark family-owned Nampara Cove (Series 1 and 2)
Ross’ nude swimming scene where Demelza secretly watches from above (Series 1)
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