Image courtesy of BBC
Yes that’s right, folks. Poldark is back on our screens on the 4th September after a 16 month break and Aidan Turner says it’s going to be a big one! We honestly couldn’t be more excited so in anticipation of this beautiful show (and its beautiful leading man) returning to us we have compiled a list of the best places to visit around Cornwall so you can step straight into the action.
A stone’s throw from our front door, Charlestown is a fantastic harbour town full of stunning scenery, impressive boats and some great filming locations. This place isn’t just famous for featuring on Poldark; it’s also had a starring role in the Three Musketeers and The Eagle has Landed.
Poldark’s home in the series, as well as some of the miner’s cottages, can be found just outside this village in northern Cornwall. This has also been the location of some dramatic fight scenes.
Western Cornwall-Botallack to Levant
Western Cornwall has a rich mining history which makes it the perfect location for filming scenes in Poldark. Levant Mine, for example, was the setting for Tressiders Rolling Mill in series one.
Remember the shipwreck scenes in the first series? They were filmed in Church Cove which is next to Dollar Cove. This has been the site of many a famous shipwreck and silver coins are said to still be washed up on shore to this day.
Some of the most famous landscapes in Poldark come from the Padstow area including views over the Camel Estuary. Porthcothan is also used as the set for Nampara Cove.
We can’t wait for Poldark to come back and when it does we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for more familiar sets and locations!