Where is Poldark filmed? In Cornwall. Explore the stunningly beautiful scenery and locations of Poldark’s Cornwall on this tour. Visit some of the current TV series locations and soak up the atmospheric light and landscape of this historic corner of southwest England
Day 1 Arrival and dinner.
Day 2 Today we visit the National Trust property and gardens of Godolphin which was a film location for the 1970s series. We move on to walk along Gunwalloe, a National Trust site of archaeological importance surrounded by dunes, beaches, a medieval church and a reedbed rich in wildlife. We then move on to Predannack Wollas, the location of many of Poldark’s clifftop horserides – stirring stuff!
Day 3 We head underground today to Geevor Tin Mine which is the largest preserved mine site in the country and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. We then move on to Levant National Trust site (also part of the World Heritage Site) which sits high-up on the exposed cliffs of the 'Tin Coast' and is a filming location. At its heart is the restored 1840s beam engine running on steam. We end the day at Botallack another National Trust property and filming location. Here the Crown engine houses stand perilously on the cliff side above the wild seas.
We visit Tehidy Country Park associated with the Basset family (who made a fortune from tin) since the 11th century. Then it’s on to Gwennap Pit an amazing open air amphitheatre with fantastic acoustics that was created by mining and used by preacher John Wesley the founder of Methodism (Sam Carne was a Methodist preacher). Then it’s on to National Trust East Pool Mine and it’s wonderful heritage discovery center.
We have a wonderful seaside theme today with a visit to Charlestown used as a harbour film location due to its unspoilt late Georgian working port. Then we head across land to Truro to explore this Cornish city. Then we’ll head out on a boat trip to look back at the land from the sea just as Poldark would have when he returned from war.
We start off at the pretty harbour of Portreath and perhaps stay in the 21st century to admire any surfers enjoying the giant waves. Then it’s off to the glorious National Trust location of St Agnes Head which is perhaps better known as Wheal Coates mine! Soak up the scenery of this iconic site. We end our tour with where it all began; Perranporth, the home of author Winston Graham. This busy village is surrounded by the quintessential Cornish countryside that no doubt inspired the great Poldark novels. We visit the small Perranzabuloe Museum of which Winston Graham was President.