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The hit BBC drama Poldark is set to return to our screens in September, and the popular series is filmed in a variety of locations around Cornwall. The romantic landscape is the perfect backdrop for Poldark, and many of these places are close to our five star cottages in Cornwall, so why not visit some on your holidays this summer?
On the wild landscape of Bodmin Moor, it will be easy to visualise the world of Poldark. Several scenes were shot on the rugged moors, and is also the location of Ross Poldark’s cottage Nampara, but only the exterior shots. You can even try out riding across the moor yourself, as there are a number of riding schools in the area, suitable for all skill levels.
Along the stretch of coast near Levant Mine, you can easily see why the show would choose that spot to film in. Levant Mine itself was used as the fictional Tressider’s Rolling Mill, and is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. You can explore the mine with a tour guide too, and discover some real stories of Cornish mining.
The Grade II listed Georgian Harbour at the small village of Charleston has changed very little over the years, making it a prime location for filming the 18th century-set drama. Charleston also doubles up as the Cornish city of Truro in the show. You can visit the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre to find out about the maritime past of the picturesque village.
Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach
The sandy beach on the Lizard Peninsula came to life in Aidan Turner’s shipwrecking scene during the first series, but it’s much quieter in real life. The Cove is a lovely place to spend a day at the beach, and the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide has commended it for the water quality.
Filming Poldark in Cornwall means there are a fair few beaches featured, but the idyllic Porthgwarra is the perfect place for the fictional Nampara Cove. The secluded cove is a great place for swimming and rock pooling, and the coastal paths offer stunning sea views.
Photo by: Daniel Bagshaw