Poldark

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Delve into the sultry world of Poldark, the creation of novelist Winston Graham.  Due to its popularity, the books were turned into the hit BBC period drama series in the 1970’s, and later again in 2015. Which uses a multitude of stunning Cornish locations and beautiful brooding, backdrops for visitors to immerse themselves in.

 

Suggested Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

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 Poldaks 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 Penisula, 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.

Day 2

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 of the horse riding scenes were filmed. Heading West we next visit ‘Warleggan’s beach’, and if the tides allow the 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’. We finish our day at the real Poldark Mine where you can go underground and experience the life of Cornish Tin Miner.

 

Locations and iconic scenes:

 

Bodmin Jail

Incarceration of Jim Carter (Series 1)

Botallack

Grambler Mine (throughout)

Chapel Porth

Wheal Grace (throughout)

Charlestown

Verity Poldark and Captain Andrew Blamey eloping (Series 1)

Church Cove

The shipwreck scene (series 1)

Gwennap Head

Horse galloping scenes (throughout)

Gunnwalloe

Dwight Enys’s House and the church where Dwight & Caroline secretly wed

Holywell Bay

Warleggan’s Beach where Drake and Morwenna make wishes in the water pools of the Holywell cave (Series 2)

Kynance Cove

Nampara Cove – Ross and Demelza land fishing boat in choppy conditions and where Ross was marched to jail (Series 2)

Levant Mine

Tressiders Rolling Mill where Poldark family Copper went for processing

Mullion Cove

Clifftops used for horse riding scenes (throughout)

Park head

Scene-scapes and Ross on horseback (throughout)

Penberth Cove

Sawle village, home to Demelza’s brothers

Perranporth

Home to Winston Graham – The author of the Poldark novels

Poldark Mine

Used in the underground filming for all mines featured (throughout)

Porthcurno

Used as Nampara Cove, filmed the dream sequence where Ross and Demelza walk across the beach (Series 1)

Porthcothan Beach

Poldark family-owned Nampara Cove (Series 1 and 2)

Porthgwarra

Ross’ nude swimming scene where Demelza secretly watches from above (Series 1)

St Breward

Poldark’s family home Nampara House. Miners cottages (throughout)

Wheal Owles

Wheal Leisure

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