Rosamunde Pilcher

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Born in 1924 in Lelant, Rosamunde Pilcher is one of Cornwall’s literary greats, despite leaving the county for Scotland after her marriage in 1946. Her childhood home inspired many of her novels, which have since been adapted to form the basis for a German television series, made up of over 100 episodes. Taking place against the stunning Cornish backdrop, the series features the county’s iconic beaches, breath-taking coastline, and impressive architecture.

Suggested Tour Itinerary:

We start the day at birthplace of Rosamunde at Lelant and then follow the road to the iconic town of St Ives, after you have filled your senses we drive the stunning road to Botallack Mine to gaze upon these precariously placed engine houses. From here we head to Land’s End to view the impressive Enys Dodnan Arch, with views out to Longships Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly beyond. Now heading East, hugging the South Coast we visit Lamorna Cove which featured in the ‘shell seekers’. Driving through Newlyn and Penzance, we admire the Victorian sea pool which has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Finishing our day overlooking St Micheals Mount which dominates the skyline. A great place to reflect on your day with our Cornish Cream Tea Picnic on the sands.

 

Locations and related film adaptations:

 

St Michael’s Mount

‘Coming Home’ and ‘The Shell Seekers’

Penzance

‘Snowstorm in Spring’, ‘The Empty House’, ‘Summer on the Sea’ and ‘Reflections’

Botallack Mines

The coastline featured in numerous Rosamunde Pilcher’s films

St Ives

A place that Pilcher relied on to ‘recharge her batteries’ and touch on reminders of her birthplace

Lanhydrock Estate

‘Question of Love’ and ‘Cliffs of Love’

Trewithen House

‘The Blossom of Life’ and ‘Amazing Grace’

Polperro

Used for harbour shots in a number of German adaptations

Pencarrow House

‘The Red Dress’, ‘A Question of Honour’ and ‘The Weekend’

Prideaux Place

‘Winds Across the Sea’ and ‘End of Summer’

Bedruthan Steps

Used for several aerial shots in many of the TV and film series

Little Fistral

‘Strawberries in Spring’

Lamorna Cove

‘Shell Seekers’

Land’s End

‘Day of the Storm’

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