We can’t keep our eyes off the landscape in the BBC’s Poldark, (some staff seem to be distracted by Aidan Turner though, tsk!). So to celebrate another series of Cpt. Poldark confirmed for our screens we thought we’d give you our top 5 Cornwall shooting locations!
Truro: The inspiration, original and authentic charm of our fair city caught Winston Graham’s imagination for the Poldark story. Corsham, Wiltshire is a substitute in some of the filming, but we can boast that Truro held the world premiere, hoorah!
Charlestown: A 30-minute drive from Merchant House, the tall ships and rustic Grade II listed harbour is perfect for the 18th Century adventures of Ross Poldark. Charlestown just so happens to be connected by the South West Coast Path, so it’s great for a walking break in Cornwall, too.
St Agnes Head: From a hearty Merchant Montgomery full English breakfast to the rich heritage of Cornwall’s mining industry, with less than half an hour in the car between them!
The National Trust site has wonderful paths to get a real feel to what the countryside was like way back when, and with dogs welcome on the headland maybe a certain Rover Poldark is in the making?
Gunwalloe, the Lizard: Imagine the drama of series one’s nighttime shipwreck at this most famous of filming locations.
A drive of less than 20 miles separates you from this stunning location, and feel free to bring a picnic; any past smugglers are long gone!
Bodmin Moor: Always picturesque, always magnificent. Captain Poldark’s cottage (Nampara) is set amongst this gorgeous moorland, and when not hosting a dramatic 18th century horseback cast, the prehistoric settlements, ancient flora and rare and protected wildlife are treasures to be found by walkers.
If we slightly alter the catchphrase of Jud Paynter, Cpt. Poldark’s manservant, it sums up everything great about a stay at Merchant House and exploring Cornwall: T’is right, t’is fair, t’is fit, t’is proper!
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