When in Cornwall: Five things every Poldark fan should do

September 26th, 2016

The second series of Poldark is lighting up the BBC every Sunday night, and the filming for the third series is underway at various locations across Cornwall. When staying at our luxury accommodation in Cornwall over the autumn months, why not discover some Cornish Poldark experiences?

See the stunning Cornwall landscapes captured dramatically on screen in the flesh, and trace the footsteps of the leading stars on your holidays with these five things that every Poldark fan should do when visiting the Duchy.

See the beam engine at Levant Mine

Levant Mine is the setting for Tressiders Rolling Mill in the show, and is also part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site. As the only Cornish beam engine in the world that is still at its original site, it is thrilling to see this piece of history in action.

Hunt for treasure at Tolgus Tin Mill

The only surviving mill of its kind in Cornwall, it is also part of the heritage site. Take a tour and discover the process of tin streaming and how tin ore is smelted on site to create beautiful Cornish jewellery. You might not be able to pan your own gold, but there are plenty of wonderful treasures to find in their shop.

Tour Poldark Mine

A visit to the series namesake, Poldark Mine should definitely be on your list. There are underground tours of the only complete underground mine in the county, where you can journey down 100ft of narrow passageways and experience the dangerous conditions miners faced every day at mines like this all across Cornwall.

Cycle the Mineral Tramway Mining Trail

Discover the mining landscape from the top of the ground, and cycle the mining trails through a 37.5mile network. Many of the routes follow the tramway and railway routes that were once used to transport ore and vital supplies to mining communities. Whether cycling or walking these routes, you can really see and feel how mining shaped the Cornish landscape.

Go horse riding on Bodmin Moor

For a chance to really recreate a scene from Poldark, go horse riding on Bodmin Moor. The riding schools in the area cater to the beginners or the experienced, and you can enjoy miles of moorland, woodland, rocky tors and bubbling streams.

Photo by: Stuart MacInnes